On December 8, 2102, several stars from “The X Factor” U.K. were at the first night of Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball 2012, held at the O2 Arena in London. (The second and final night of the event takes place in the same location on December 9, 2012.) One Direction, Little Mix, JLS and former “X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole were all among the artists who performed on December 8.
One Direction came in third place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2010. Little Mix was the winner of “The X Factor” U.K. in 2011. JLS came in second place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2008.
Other acts who performed at the Jingle Bell Ball concert on December 8 were Burno Mars, Lawson, The Script, Rizzle Kicks and Lawson.
As previously reported, Little Mix had to perform without Perrie Edwards, who had her tonsils removed earlier this week and is recovering from the surgery. Edwards has cancelled all of her December 2012 appearances with Little Mix.
As previously reported, Grammy winner Taylor Swift, who has been dating One Direction’s Harry Styles, is spending time with him in England, and she was backstage to cheer on her boyfriend. Swift did not perform at the show. She is planning to be with Styles backstage at “The X Factor” U.K. Season 9 finale at Manchester Central in Manchester, England. One Direction is among the performers at “The X Factor” finals. Styles and Swift went public with their romance in November 2012.
The couple has been having a jet-set relationship by meeting up in different international cities around the world. They have been seen on dates in Los Angeles, New York City and London. The night before Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball, One Direction and Swift were performers at radio station Z100’s all-star Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on December 7, 2012.
According to The Sun, Styles traveled to the Jingle Bell Ball concert on Swift’s private jet. A source told The Sun: “Her presence has stirred tensions in the band as Harry’s now spending most of his time with her, and jetted into the gig on her private jet instead of coming in with the rest of the lads.”
Cole, who did a duet of “3 Words” with her manager Will.i.am (of the Black Eyed Peas), will return to the Jingle Bell Ball stage on December 9 with her group Girls Aloud.
Here are the set lists for the “X Factor” stars at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball on December 8, 2012:
One Direction’s Jingle Bell Ball set list
- C’mon C’mon
- Live While We’re Young
- Kiss You
- What Makes You Beautiful
- Little Things
Cheryl Cole’s Jingle Bell Ball set list
- Fight for This Love
- Promise This
- Under the Sun
- 3 Words (with Will.i.am)
- Call My Name
JLS’s Jingle Bell Ball set list
- She Makes Me Wanna
- Eyes Wide Shut
- The Club Is Alive
- Hold Me Down
- Hottest Girl in the World
Little Mix’s Jingle Bell Ball set list
- Super Bass
- We Are Young