Bruno Mars Closes Day One Of Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball 2012
8 December 2012, 22:52
The 'Grenade' star got the O2 Arena in the festive spirit with a triumphant set in London this evening.
Bruno Mars brought day one of Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball to a triumphant close this evening (8th December).
The US star's infectious smile was beaming across the O2 Arena in London as soon as he hit the stage and declared: "London, make some noise".
He opened his set with his recent Vodafone Big Top 40 number one 'Locked Out Of Heaven', which saw his backing band dancing enthusiastically throughout.
The US star wore a pair of sunglasses, leopard print t-shirt and black fedora as he wowed the audience and said it was "lovely to see you" to the crowd before grabbing hold of his guitar for next song 'Marry You'.
The 'Grenade' singer also orchestrated a mass unison arm-wave across the arena as he continued to exude his delight at being on stage.
He then combined 'Money (That's What I Want)' with his Travie McCoy single 'Billionaire' with a few lines of Aloe Blacc's 'I Need A Dollar'.
"What if I said I want to try something I've never done before," he confessed, before he played new album 'Unorthodox Jukebox' track 'Treasure'.
The early Michael Jackson vibes of the track getting everyone dancing on their feet.
He then played another new track, 'Young Girls', before taking a moment to praise Mark Ronson, who was watching from the side.
He thanked the producer for all his support and help with his latest record and then dedicated a cover of The Zutons' 'Valerie' - made famous by the late Amy Winehouse.
Images of the female star were projected on screen behind the star as he performed an impressive version of the track.
It was then Bruno's chance to get on his dancing shoes for the high-energy hit 'Runaway Baby' and brought out a megaphone to whip the crowd into a frenzy.
He then donned his guitar once again for the smash hit single 'Grenade' showing off his skills with the axe and powerfully delivering the songs vocals.
He finished with a tender version of 'Just The Way You Are' thanking "each and everyone" who came out to London's O2 to see the star.
Bruno Mars' full set list at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball was as follows:
- 'Locked Out Of Heaven'
- 'Marry You'
- 'Young Girls'
- 'Runaway Baby'
- 'Just The Way You Are'
Bruno performed on a line-up for day one which included boyband One Direction, JLS, Little Mix, Lawson, Cheryl Cole, The Script and Rizzle Kicks.
The second day of the event will feature performances by the likes of Pink, Girls Aloud, The Wanted, Conor Maynard, Rita Ora, Example and Calvin Harris.
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