- Title: UNITED KINGDOM: Katy Perry and Lady Gaga headline Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball
- Date: 9th December 2013
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 7, 2013) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) MUSICIAN, TINIE TEMPAH, SAYING: "Really sad. If I'm being entirely honest he lived a really fulfilling life. I think that everything he represents, everything he stands for as a humanitarian and someone who fought for what he believes in, I think it had an impact throughout the whole world, and I was talking to someone about this earlier on today and I was just thinking "you're 95-years-old, you've done all of that stuff and then another movie, as much as many movies before that have come about your life has come out on the day you've died," I think that's a pretty epic way to kind of you know, go on to the next life. To be honest with you I think he's done an amazing thing and I just hope that everything he represents just lasts forever." VARIOUS OF TINIE TEMPAH BEING INTERVIEWED BY SISTER, MARIAN VARIOUS OF BAND, UNION J, TALKING TO MEDIA
- Embargoed: 24th December 2013 12:00
- Location: United Kingdom
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts
- Reuters ID: LVACEUAPBQ1NGGO1NQQPR0ULD65W
- Story Text: Christmas came early as a selection of the biggest stars in pop music performed at London's O2 Arena last weekend (December 7/8) as a part of radio station Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball.
Saturday's show (December 7) was headlined by Katy Perry, who performed her latest hit, 'Roar', along with a selection of her other biggest singles, to the crowd of 16,000.
Lady Gaga headlined Sunday's show (December 8) performing a selection of hits including 'Applause' and 'Do What U Want'.
Former British X Factor finalist Olly Murs kicked off Saturday's proceedings playfully inviting fans to 'twerk' with him, in the style of Miley Cyrus, before performing singles including 'Dance With Me Tonight'.
BRITs Critic's Choice nominee Sam Smith took the stage alongside hitmakers, Disclosure, whose album hit Number 1 earlier in the year. Asked whether their rapid rise to fame had sunk in, they replied: "It still hasn't, I don't think. I don't think it ever will to be honest, it's been such a whirlwind this year, everything that's happened. I think until we stop and have a break we'll kind of look back and go "that was a crazy time," but yeah, when you're in the middle of it you've just got to keep going."
Others artists who entertained the audience included Tinie Tempah, boyband Union J, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks and last year's X Factor winner, James Arthur.
Jessie J opened Sunday's show performing hits 'Thunder' and 'It's My Party' in a suitably festive sparkling red leotard. Her performance was followed by appearances from Little Mix, Rudimental, Jason Derulo, Dizzee Rascal, The Vamps and John Newman.
Lady Gaga closed the show performing a medley of favourite hits including 'Bad Romance', 'Just Dance', 'Aura', 'Poker Face' as well as 'Applause' and 'Do What U Want' - tracks from her new album, 'Artpop'.
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