Jingle Bell Ball 2011: Day One Performances Recap

3 December 2011, 22:37

Capitalfm.com rounds up all the highlights from the first day of this year's event.

Rihanna played one of her most-anticipated gigs of the year as she closed the opening day of this year's Capital FM Jingle Ball Ball in London.

The 'We Found Love' star played a hit-packed set at the O2 Arena, during which paid tribute to the Capital FM crowd.

RiRi's performance also saw her perform new single 'We Found Love' from her latest album 'Talk That Talk'.

The day kicked off with a hit filled set from opening act Olly Murs who performed latest single 'Dance With Me Tonight' and a rendition of 'Heart Skips A Beat'.

The Essex born star was joined by surprise special guests Rizzle Kicks on the track, who then went on to perform their hit 'Down With The Trumpets'

PHOTOS: Olly Murs Live At The 2011 Jingle Bell Ball.

Jason Derulo was next to the O2 Arena stage performing an energetic set which included crowd favourites 'In My Head', 'It Girl' and 'Ridin' Solo'.

The American R&B star donned a glittery jacket and was in high spirits throughout as he impressively moved around during his performance, which also included some handstand dancing.

Pixie Lott began her performance with a rousing rendition of 'Boys And Girls' and had the crowd singing along all the way through a well polished set.

The 'Cry Me Out' singer was smiling throughout and admitted it was great to be back at the Jingle Bell Ball.

PHOTOS: Pixie Lott Live At The 2011 Jingle Bell Ball.

Labrinth produced one of the most impressive sets of the evening which included a cover of Chris Brown's 'Beautiful People'.

'Earthquake' nearly took the roof off the O2 Arena during a performance which saw outings for 'Let The Sunshine' and 'Frisky'.

PHOTOS: Labrinth Live At The 2011 Jingle Bell Ball.

Calvin Harris was up next with a DJ set, which mixed his hits like 'Feel So Close' with some of the biggest chart hits of 2011, including 'Loca People' by Sak Noel.

Ahead of Rihanna's headline performance, The Wanted wowed fans with a smash hit set.

The 'Warzone' singers made a grand entrance into London's O2 Arena by wading their way through the frenzied crowd before taking to the stage.

Max, Tom, Jay, Siva and Nathan shook hands, hugged and kissed their adoring fans and then kicked off with opener 'Lose My Mind', before playing 'Glad You Came' and 'Lightning'.

PHOTOS: The Wanted Live At The 2011 Jingle Bell Ball.

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.

Don't forget that you can also follow the action as it happens by following Capital FM on Twitter and Facebook.

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