Starting to Sing

Rita Ora:“I joined a choir when I was six and I liked the feeling of music. I’m always going to remember Suzie my singing teacher. She was blonde, always wore tight clothes, she was really pretty. She was the one that said to my mom ‘You know your daughter can actually sing.’ My mom was like, ‘really?’ Suzie was like, ‘Yeah, I think you should take her to theatre schools and stuff.’

 

I saw that I caused a reaction to people I didn’t know, that was my favorite thing about singing. I really like that feeling. When I was performing, in the crowd I would see people’s faces change or smile.

 

“I saw that I caused a reaction to people I didn’t know, that was my favorite thing about singing. I really like that feeling. When I was performing, in the crowd I would see people’s faces change or smile. I feel like I touched you and I don’t even know you.

“I auditioned for schools. My mom was like, ‘Alright you can sing, let’s do this.’ My mom and dad were so supportive. We went to all these schools, I auditioned and I got into them and I chose to go to Sylvia Young Theatre School. Amy Winehouse and a lot of people went there. It was a whole school of energetic, talented people. There was definitely competition but it was never harsh competition. I didn’t experience any harsh competition.”