Our favorite time of the year is here — the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour presented by Capital One has officially begun!
Celeb Secrets is hopping all over the country to cover some of the tour’s biggest dates, with the first being last Friday’s 102.7 KIIS FM’s stop at The Forum in Los Angeles.
The holiday show featured a number of collaborations, our favorite hits, and headliner Taylor Swift, who made a reputation for herself with a triumphant return that closed the night. Other performances throughout the evening included stellar sets from Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Logic, Kesha, Niall Horan, Halsey, Charlie Puth, Liam Payne, and Cheat Codes.
Even though every moment from both the red carpet and concert was amazing, we narrowed it down to twelve of the best for our wrap-up post. From Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift singing “End Game” to getting the inside scoop on what its like being on The Bachelor, Friday night was definitely one to remember.
Make sure you are following us on Instagram at @celebsecrets4u as we will be hitting up three more stops on the Jingle Ball tour — Philadelphia, Boston, and Miami!
Our favorite moments from 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball were…
We loved catching up with The Bachelor’s Ashley Iaconetti and Dean Unglert and of course our favorite boy band In Real Life on the red carpet! They told us who they were most excited to see onstage and what their plans are for the new year.
Following the red carpet, Ed Sheeran kicked off the night with a one man show! He sang acoustic versions of all your favorite hits, including “Thinking Out Loud” and “Shape of You.” Sheeran then joined Swift onstage four hours later to perform “End Game” off of her “Reputation” album.
Definitely the awaiting reunion we were waiting for! Are you still fangirling over this as much as we are?
Halsey never disappoints! She brought ALL the hits and energy to the stage; especially surprising the audience with a special duet of “Strangers” with Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony. Halsey also reappeared to perform “Closer” during the Chainsmokers’ set!
Can you think of a better combo? I don’t think so.
Kesha brought out Macklemore for their song “Good Ole Days,” and gave a powerful performance during her ballad of “Praying” with every member in the audience singing back.
Demi Lovato brought out Cheat Codes for their track “No Promises”, and gave us a memorable performance by bringing out a gospel choir for her singles “Tell Me You Love Me” and “Sorry Not Sorry”.
A standout performance was definitely Charlie Puth He not only brought the holiday spirit with a little “This Is Christmas,” but also showed his true talents by performing raw renditions of “Attention” and “See You Again.”
We can’t complain when Sam Smith graces the stage. His powerful voice transports us to another world. He sang songs off his first and newly released sophomore album. The crowd’s personal favorite was “Too Good At Goodbyes” which is the singing heard around the world.
Logic got us in the holiday spirit with a new rendition of “Deck the Halls” mixing it with his hit “Fade Away.” He also took the opportunity to inspire the crowd with motivational words before his huge hit of “1-800-272-8255” that has saved many lives!
Lastly, more Taylor Swift. The moment everyone was waiting for was Swift gracing the stage for the very first time! She opened the night with her single “Are You Ready For It?” setting the mood for the rest of the night.