Just the tick­ets! Pat, 78 cel­e­brates Rita Ora win

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY IQRA FA­ROOQ

RITA Ora fan Pat McDon­ald is used to see­ing the Hot Right Now singer on TV.

But now the pen­sioner is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter win­ning two tick­ets to see her right here in Dundee, thanks to a Tele com­pe­ti­tion.

Rita will be tak­ing to the stage at Slessor Gar­dens on Satur­day July 28. And Pat was one of five lucky fans who won two tick­ets to the show.

The 78-year-old re­tired so­cial care of­fi­cer lives with his part­ner Mar­garet Smith, 68, and says he just can’t wait.

On re­ceiv­ing the news, Pat, of Glen­prosen Drive, said: “I feel bril­liant and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to go­ing.

“I’ll be tak­ing my part­ner Mar­garet with me.

“I saw Rita on The Voice and that’s when I dis­cov­ered her. I love all her songs and I’m a fan of all great mu­sic.”

Last week, Rita – who has three UK num­ber one sin­gles un­der her belt and has col­lab­o­rated with some of the big­gest names in the mu­sic in­dus­try – re­vealed the line-up of spe­cial guests for her much-an­tic­i­pated per­for­mance.

Her open-air con­cert is her only show on the east coast of Scot­land this year, on top of just a hand­ful of other UK dates.

Join­ing her in Dundee will be Bri­tish drum and bass duo Sigma, singer and song­writer MNEK and new tal­ent Han­nah Jane Lewis.

Rita has also added act­ing and TV work to her CV, hav­ing played a role in Fifty Shades of Grey.

She will fol­low in the foot­steps of acts in­clud­ing Olly Murs and UB40 when she plays at the Water­front venue.

She comes to Dundee fresh from her own sold-out in­door tour and her per­for­mance at this year’s Brit Awards, per­form­ing a med­ley of her hits Your Song, Any­where and For You. Sigma have sold more than five mil­lion sin­gles and col­lab­o­rated with in­ter­na­tional artists in­clud­ing Rita on the hit Com­ing Home, Take That, Paloma Faith and Labrinth. MNEK has amassed more than 200 mil­lion Spo­tify streams with his huge hit Never For­get You with Zara Lars­son, while Han­nah Jane Lewis at­tracted plau­dits for her in­de­pen­dently re­leased elec­tro in­flu­enced EP in 2016.

Pat and Mar­garet cel­e­brate their win.

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