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Olivia Holt Headlines Citadel Outlets 15th Annual Tree Lighting Concert – Full Recap & Interview

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The holidays are coming, and The Citadel Outlets kicked off the season with their 15th Annual Tree Lighting Concert in Los Angeles, California earlier this month (November 5).

Hosted by America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum and FOX 11’s Tony McEwing and Maria Sanson, the annual event featured performances from Olivia Holt, Before You Exit, and John Lindahl. 

Swooning over @johndlindahl's cover of Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake 😍

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The show started off with John Lindahl taking the stage with some original music and an amazing cover of “Rock Your Body.” Host Brian Justin Crum made two touching tributes — one for Prince by singing “Purple Rain,” and one for Christina Grimmie, who was murdered in June and performed there last year. It was absolutely beautiful!

Following Lindahl and Crum was Before You Exit. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen the boys performing on a stage, and the girls in the audience truly missed them. Connor, Riley, and Toby sang their popular hits “Model,” “Suitcase,” and “When I’m Gone” and received nothing but positive feedback from everyone in attendance.

@beforeyouexit performing "Model" 🎸🎤 | 📸: @veronicatoscanoo

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After Before You Exit, Olivia Holt took the stage to perform. Fans were able to get a taste of what she performed on her Rise of a Phoenix Tour before she even hit the road! The 19-year-old singer sang hits from her new EP, Olivia, including “Phoenix,” “History,” and “What You Love.” She even sang her throwback hit “Had Me at Hello” from Girl vs Monster!

The show ended with a special appearance by Santa Claus and the lighting of the world’s largest live cut Christmas Tree. The tree was covered with more than 20,000 ornaments and 18,000 LED lights! 

Celeb Secrets had the opportunity to catch up with Olivia moments before she performed onstage. In our interview, the singer and actress talked about how she has transitioned into becoming an artist and what she’s looking forward to this holiday season. Watch the full interview with Olivia below and be sure to catch the 15th Annual Citadel Outlets Tree Lighting Concert on December 11th on FOX 11 Los Angeles. Check local listings for air times.

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Written by Veronica Toscano

Veronica Toscano is an intern at Celeb Secrets. She is a communications major with a minor in TV/Film Production at Orange Coast College. She loves mac n cheese, art museums, photography, and film. In her free time, she enjoys going out to concerts, traveling, reading, and hanging out with friends.

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