Inside iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball 2021 With Saweetie, Dixie D'Amelio and More

As the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021 tour continues across America, E! News went behind the scenes at KIISFM’s Los Angeles show with the biggest celebrities of the night.

By Mike Vulpo Dec 06, 2021 2:00 PMTags
Watch: JoJo Siwa's Most Daring Look Yet at 2021 iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball

It's not the holiday season without the ball coming to town.

After taking a break in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, iHeartRadio was able to bring back the Jingle Ball tour, better known as the season's biggest annual music event that includes performances by this year's biggest artists.

On Friday, Dec. 3, 102.7 KIISFM radio listeners sold out The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where they watched BTS, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, Saweetie and more perform live.

"I'm so excited to be here," Dixie D'Amelio exclusively told E! News before taking the stage with special guest Charli D'Amelio. "I feel like now Los Angeles is my home. This is where my home is so this is my first hometown show. I'm so excited!''

For On-Air With Ryan Seacrest's Tanya Rad, this year's shows are unlike any other. "We haven't had live music in such a long time and there's something about seeing music live with people in community," she shared. "I think Jingle Ball is really exciting this year because we have been separated for so long."

Stars Attend the 2021 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

E! News was able to score exclusive backstage access to the Los Angeles tour stop where celebs posed for photos captured by Alex Gomez. See all the stars who made this show a night to remember.


Before getting fans on their feet with a performance of "Icy Chain," the 2022 Grammy nominee turned heads for all the right reasons backstage.  

Tate McRae

"It was pretty surreal," the "Bad Ones" singer told E! News after performing inside The Forum. "I never really thought I'd be performing in an arena this year or at 18. It feels really crazy and I'm grateful."

Dixie D'Amelio

"For my performance, I want to have fun, do a little sprinkle of me, some personality and just want to show the real me," the singer teased to E! News before showtime. 

JoJo Siwa

"It's a little t-to-the-bow tonight, a little more adult t-to-the-bow," the Dancing With the Stars finalist told E! News when describing her outfit. "My mom went shopping. She pulled a few things out of the bag and immediately I knew. This is the one for tonight. It's the one."

Black Eyed Peas

Let's get the party started Los Angeles! 

Olivia Jade

The Conversations with Olivia Jade podcast host works the camera before enjoying a night of music. 

Teddi Mellencamp & Tamra Judge

Before enjoying a night of music, the Real Housewives stars celebrated the launch of their new iHeartRadio podcast, Two T's in a Pod. "I couldn't imagine recapping all of these shows and especially a new season of OC without Tamra," Teddi shared. 

Michelle Young

"I wear so much black. Even going on the show, I really challenged myself to wear colors because I like to wear black all the time," The Bachelorette star told E! News about her concert look. "I embraced that a little bit tonight and I made sure I was shiny and bright." 

Sofia Carson

Work it! Before introducing one of the biggest acts of the night, the actress posed in her Versace ensemble. 

Tanya Rad

"My look inspiration was Taylor Swift's Red re-release," the Scrubbin' In podcast co-host told E! News. "I'm paying homage to my girl T. Swift. Loving him was red and I'm wearing a red dress with sparkling red lips. Liz Castellanos did my makeup and Tuani Dawson and Morgan Parks did my hair. Thank you team!"


Before dedicating her performance of "Best Friend" to her fellow Jingle Ball performer Doja Cat, the artist showed off a winning look.  

Tori Spelling

"Jazmin Whitley is my stylist and this is vintage Givenchy," the 90210MG podcast co-host told E! News. "I wanted to do something kind of festive and my hairstylist Laura Rugetti literally spent hours putting tinsel into my hair to make it festive for Jingle Ball. This is my first Jingle Ball and I'm glad we could do it in person."

Cheryl Burke

The Pretty Messed Up podcast co-host strikes a fierce pose backstage before running into JoJo Siwa and Olivia Jade. 

Clayton Echard

Will you accept this handsome Jingle Ball guest? 


What's not to love about the Jingle Ball village performer's latest look? 

Bethany Joy Lenz

The One Tree Hill star and Drama Queens podcast co-host looks radiant in a red outfit from Fe Noel. 

Tanya Rad & Becca Tilley

"We just want to keep expanding our community," Tanya told E! News when sharing her Scrubbin' In podcast vision for 2022 with her co-host, Becca. "We just want to create a sisterhood as big as we possibly can." 

Kendall Long

"Who votes to make green the new red?" the Bachelor in Paradise star wrote on Instagram after walking the red carpet. 

Mckenna Grace

The actress and singer earns a spot as one of the Best Dressed attendees of the night. 

Sarah Michelle Gellar

What was the best part of Jingle Ball for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star? Meeting Ed Sheeran, obviously! 

Trevor Daniel

"It was cool, it was really fun," the singer told E! News after performing at the Jingle Ball village. "It was really nice to see everybody. It felt like Christmas....This was a dream kind of vibe." 


The On-Air With Ryan Seacrest co-host sparkles and shines backstage. 

Tai Verdes

"I wanted to break a sweat," the singer shared with E! News after performing at the Jingle Ball village. "I wanted to get with the audience and burn a couple of calories."

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita

It's date night done right for the Modern Family star and his husband. 

Madison Watkins

"Just happy to be here!!!" the America's Got Talent alum wrote on Instagram.

Luann Diez

"Ed Sheeran walked next to me and he looked like he smelled like gingerbread cookies @meta @iheartradio," the video creator shared on Instagram

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