Rita Ora and Liam Payne brought their Fifty Shades Freed collaboration “For You” to late night with a rousing performance of the sensual single on “The Tonight Show.”
Backed by enormous LED screens with lyrics and dynamic images flashing across the stage, Rita kicked off the performance in a flame and fish-patterned outfit. Dressed in black and white with musical notes behind him, the former One Direction star joined Ora for the duet.
When the screens turned off, Rita and Liam got up close and personal. With only a microphone between their lips, the chemistry was fiery. They pulled away from one another, only to return to what appeared to be a lip-locking finale. “Be careful now,” chimed in host Jimmy Fallon. “Make room for the holy ghost.”
The romantic song is a single off the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, which is out Feb. 9. Ora also plays Mia Grey in the movie, which hits theaters on the same day. Speaking with Fallon, she explained why she’s sad that the franchise is ending.
“Unfortunately, it’s the final movie,” she said. “It’s kind of sad because it’s been such a great experience. This has opened the door to so many opportunities.”
During another segment on the show, Ora talked about Prince Henry of Wales, her charitable work, and dabbing at Kensington Palace.