Watch the Best Performances From Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball

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Little Mix performs "Shout Out To My Ex" at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball 2018.

Those lucky enough to attend the 2018 Jingle Bell Ball at The O2 Arena in London were treated to performances by artists including Halsey, Little Mix, Rita Ora and more over the weekend (Dec. 8 to 9).

If you missed the giant annual concert event, though, there’s no need to fret. Below, we've lined up all of the best performances.

Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”

While Goulding graced Saturday’s stage with favorites including “On My Mind” and “Burn," her performance of “I Need Your Love” truly electrified the crowd. Goulding strutted around the platform as lights flashed and backup dancers jammed to the beat; her rendition of the 2012 Calvin Harris-collab transported everyone back to its release.

James Arthur, “Power of Love”

Rocking a guitar, Arthur thrilled fans with passionate performances that included a soulful rendition of his newly released “Empty Space.” The real showstopper, though, was when he invited X Factor winner Dalton Harris on stage with him to perform his debut single, “The Power of Love,” which is a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's original ’84 smash. The pair’s powerful vocals were both beautiful and chilling.

Halsey, “Without Me”

Although her set was only three songs long, Halsey still managed to leave every last emotion on the stage. She contrasted her tender piano-driven rendition of “Closer” (which she commonly sings at concerts) with a fiery “Without Me” performance. Her gritty vocals and expressive motions commanded the stage.

Rita Ora, “Let You Love Me”

Ora made the most of her set, boasting a production stocked with dancers, fog and loads of color. Her performance of “Let You Love Me” off her recently-released album Phoenix was particularly captivating. Following her quiet opening, she was soon joined by an entourage of male dancers dressed in pink suits. They all helped her tell the story of impossible love.

Zara Larsson, “Never Forget You”

Sporting a neon green dress and glittery heels, Larsson ruled Sunday’s show with excitement and sass. She jammed to new and old favorites including “Ruin My Life” and “Lush Life,” really pumping things up with “Never Forget You.” As a pink and blue sky swirled on the screen behind her, she busted some serious moves alongside her dancers when the beat dropped, turning the arena into one giant dance party.

Clean Bandit, “Symphony”

Clean Bandit worked their magic by accompanying guest vocalists with their zany collection of instruments. The energy-filled performances reached an all-time high when Larsson came back on stage for “Symphony.” The electropop trio's iconic string-infused sound, when combined with Larsson's soaring vocals, lit up the stage with life.

Little Mix, “Shout Out to My Ex”

Some serious heat was brought by none other than Britain’s very own Little Mix. Boasting a total of seven songs including “Black Magic,” “Only You” and “Woman Like Me,” the four-piece girl group closed out their set with a shameless arrangement of “Shout Out to My Ex.” Wearing matching glittery gold and white outfits, they displayed a few confidence-drenched dance moves. The crowd became showered in confetti by the end as the girls jumped in sync.

Jason Derulo, “Want to Want Me"

Derulo hasn’t released a full-length album since 2015, but that certainly didn’t stop him from owning the stage as he returned to the event for a fifth year. Recent collaborations like “Goodbye” and old favorites like “The Other Side” (which had the chant from “Seven Nation Army” tacked on the end) heated up the crowd. But with groovy dance moves and cool falsetto notes, no song was quite as memorable as Derulo’s elaborate rendition of “Want to Want Me.”


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