Rita Ora confronts male heckler during Sydney show

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

UK pop sensation Rita Ora told everyone to “stop the show” during her first ever headline concert in Sydney on Saturday night.

A male heckler had been calling something out from the crowd, leading the singer to stop her set so she could hear what he was saying.

“Should we stop the show, everyone stop. Everyone stop the show, no one play anything,” the 28-year-old said on stage.

Rita Ora is currently on her first Australian tour. Photo: Getty

She found out the man’s name was Adam and announced, “Adam has a question”, the Daily Mail reports.

The crowd at the Big Top arena in Sydney’s Luna Park went silent, but Adam went on to say something rather unexpected.

Apparently the concert-goer wanted to come closer to the stage so she would hear him, but Rita said:  “You’re being a bit picky, darling. Everyone has paid for a ticket to this show. Sorry, guys.”

Rita stopped the show to hear what Adam was saying. Photo: Instagram

But she did eventually hear what he was saying and shared her surprise with the rest of the crowd.

“Well, Adam has just admitted that he came to the show not knowing what to expect, and now I have won a fan over,” she said.

She then thanked him and proceeded to “get on with the show”.

The singer announced her first ever national Australian tour back in October.

The tour – in support of her upcoming second album Phoenix released in November – included tracks  like ‘Let You Love Me’, ‘Girls’, ‘Anywhere’ and ‘Your Song’, and hits like ‘R.I.P’, ‘For You’ and ‘Doing It’.

She kicked off her Australian tour at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Friday night. Rita will perform at Brisbane’s Eatons Hill on Tuesday and Perth’s Metro City on Thursday. 

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