Little Mix Cover Nicki Minaj and Fun. During Jingle Bell Ball 2012 Performance

8 December 2012, 19:28 | Updated: 8 December 2012, 20:12

The 'Wings' stars take to the stage as a three-piece inside London's O2 Arena today.

Little Mix performed a triumphant set at London's O2 Arena today, despite being a member down after Perrie Edwards was forced to cancel due to an ongoing tonsil problem.

The former X Factor stars were in high spirits as they moved energetically around the stage and got the 16,000 fans in attendance screaming throughout with tracks from their debut album 'DNA' and two surprise covers during their set.

All three girls wore different black and pink outfits themed with stars with Jesy showing off her legs in a fetching pair of taped looking stockings.

Opening with their most recent single 'DNA', as a heartbeat monitor flashed behind them, the girls clearly revelled in the grand surroundings.

They also took the time to address their missing member and told fans that they shouldn't be too concerned - as Perrie is doing well.

"She's absolutely fine, we wish she was here but we couldn't not perform for you." they declared.

The girls showed off their rapping skills during a cover of Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass' before they headed into their own rendition of Grammy nominated Fun's 'We Are Young' - backed with just an acoustic guitar player.

The trio ended with their Vodafone Big Top number one smash hit 'Wings' and thanked the crowd for their support.

Little Mix's Jingle Bell Ball 2012 set list at the O2 Arena in London was as follows:

  • 'DNA'
  • 'Super Bass'
  • 'We Are Young'
  • 'Wings'

The group performed after JLS opened this year's Jingle Bell Ball, with the likes of The Script, One Direction and Bruno Mars all still to perform on day one.

Tomorrow (9th December), will see such stars as Pink, The Wanted, Girls Aloud, Rita Ora and Example taking to the O2 Arena stage.

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