Joy & Pain Apexape
4 December 2011, 22:08
Capitalfm.com rounds up all the highlights from the first day of this year's event.
Jessie J played one of her biggest and most emotional gigs to date as she closed day two of Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball.
The 'Do It Like A Dude' singer made an attention grabbing entrance as she crawled to her feet dressed in a gold glittery jump suit complete with a huge foil accessories.
Jessie was also joined by special guests James Morrison and Wretch 32 in what was a triumphant night for the singer.
The day began with an energetic performance from the JLS boys who raced through a collection of their best hits.
During the set there were pyrotechnics, backflips and a declaration from Aston that the Jingle Bell Ball draws in the "sexiest" crowds.
Next up was The Saturdays who also brought out the big tunes for the grand occasion.
Making their fourth appearance at the Jingle Bell Ball, the girls thanked everyone at Capital FM for their support before stand out performances of tracks 'Higher', 'Forever Is Over' and 'Ego'.
Professor Green made a surprise appearance at the O2 Arena next as he joined Emeli Sande for a stirring duet of their number one single 'Read All About It'.
Emeli's impressive vocals were on show throughout as she gave a pitch perfect cover of Coldplay's 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall', 'Daddy' and her smash hit 'Heaven'.
Wretch 32 was next to take to the stage and a fantastic debut at the event was cemented by imposing performances of hit singles 'Don't Go' and 'Unorthodox'.
He was also joined on stage by Ed Sheeran for a rendition of 'Hush Little Baby' in what was one of the highlights of the day.
One Direction reduced their fans to tears during their short but impressive set.
Fans had been screaming throughout the day whenever a picture of the boys would flash up on screen.
Harry described the last year as one of the most "incredible" of the band's lives as they played 'It's Gotta Be You', new single 'One Thing' and 'What Make's You Beautiful'.
Ed Sheeran was then back on stage for his own set which included a cover of Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love'.
The 'Lego House' singer songwriter confessed it was the "biggest gig" he had ever played and certainly held his own in the O2 Arena's magnificent settings.
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.