Slow Hands Niall Horan
4 December 2011, 20:57
The 'A Team' singer surprised the Capital FM event audience in London with cover of one of the year's biggest female artists.
Ed Sheeran wowed the O2 Arena audience at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball this evening (4th December) with a crowd-pleasing set that included a surprise cover of Adele.
The 20 year-old singer-songwriter headed out on stage with his acoustic guitar and opened with a performance of current single 'Lego House', after asking the audience to sing along with him.
"Jingle Bell Ball, how are you doing?" he asked the crowd. "I don't know if I'm the only act on the bill to say this, but this is the biggest gig I have ever played.
"Capital set me a challenge to do a cover, but it wasn't much of a challenge because I love this song," Ed teased. "It was originally by Bob Dylan but was covered by a fantastic lady."
The Yorkshire-bred singer then launched into a rendition of Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love' while the Jingle Bell Ball audience sang the chorus back at him.
Ed then performed recent hit 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You', after recording his backing music live on stage with the use of a special loop pedal.
"We're going to make a backing track of a single, and then I'm going to play it for you, and then you're going to sing along hopefully."
Before heading into his last song of the night Ed and asked the O2 Arena audience to sing at the top of their lungs.
Ed finished off his set with 'The A Team', the first single release from his debut album '+', after asking the crowd to light up their mobile phones.
The final day of this year's Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball is due to close off tonight with a last performance from 'Who You Are' singer Jessie J.
Ed Sheeran's Jingle Bell Ball Set:
'Make You Feel My Love'
'You Need Me, I Don't Need You'
'The A Team'
Capital FM will be coming live from the Jingle Bell Ball at London's O2 Arena all weekend. Keep checking Capitalfm.com for all the latest news, photo galleries and interviews from this year's festive spectacular.