Rita Ora covered Kate Bush’s classic Running Up That Hill, but not everyone is a fan.
During a performance at the Rock In Rio MultiShow Festival in Brazil, the 31-year-old covered Bush’s popular 1985 single.
in one Clip shared by BChart on Twitters, the singer can be heard singing the chorus.
However, just looking at the comments, it’s fair to say that fans of the original aren’t impressed.
“That’s awful. Just because there are many notes doesn’t mean you have to try to include them all in every song. You certainly don’t have to try if you’re that bad,” said one critic.
“I hate that style where they wiggle around like they’re trying to find the right note. It’s like listening to someone trying to tune a radio,” said another.
“What a hideous noise,” added a third shortly.
Many others were quick to make witty jokes about the clip: “A deal with go-oy-ay-od…” one wrote, mimicking Ora’s long-drawn-out speech of the monosyllabic word.
“It was in tune correctly if you take the average pitch of all the notes,” said another commenter.
One Twitter user even compared it to Fergie’s infamous performance of the US national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.
“It gives me Fergie, national anthem,” they wrote, using a giphy.
However, fans of Ora defended the singer, and many who said they attended the live show praised her vocal performance.
“You killed it tonight bb!!!! You were so amazing and you look absolutely beautiful every time you come on stage it really puts a smile on my face never forget you are amazing and truly an icon,” one fan tweeted.
Another wrote: “I saw this live!!! Rita Ora is a boss! Her singing, her damn singing!”
Ora previously covered the song during a concert in Monte Carlo this summer, with a vocal performance closer to the original version.
Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” was named Song of the Summer in the UK this year after it enjoyed a huge resurgence in popularity when it was used in a screenplay stranger things Scene.
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