KIIS FM Jingle Ball at the Forum: The stars gather for the holiday KIIS FM show, with Dua Lipa, Pitbull and Jack Harlow the main attractions. But it doesn’t end there. We also get Khalid, Bebe Rexha, Lewis Capaldi, Ava Max, Dove Cameron, Jax and Nicky Youre. Noice!
We reviewed Dua Lipa at the Forum earlier in March and said, “The screams when the lights dropped were deafening, and when the main lady appeared in neon green to perform a stunning “Physical” from the Future Nostalgia album, the atmosphere was manic. Every single lyric sung from every single corner of this massive room. It’s a great song too — reminiscent of Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” in all the good ways.”
“The set is split into four loose parts, plus an encore. The first also featured wonderful renditions of ‘Cool,’ ‘Love Again,’ ‘New Rules,’ and concluded with a gorgeous ‘Be the One’ from the first album.”
Later, we added: “Act three saw Dua Lipa and all of her dancers make their way to the end of the stage-ramp and lights fall to just above them, creating a club vibe for pulsating renditions of “One Kiss” and “Electricity” — the artist encouraging the crowd on the floor to jump (and they did). When a fan offered her a rainbow flag, she proudly waved it as she ran to the back of the stage for the next tune. “Cold Heart” — the sort of mash-up/duet with Elton John that incorporates “Rocket Man” and “Sacrifice” — provided an oddly moving moment, with a recorded John on the screen behind her. It’s a generational leap to this pop audience, yet somehow it all works.”
She’ll have a shorter set here, but she’ll likely be just as thrilling.
KIIS FM Jingle Ball at the Forum: The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2 at the Kia Forum.
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