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Ellie Goulding makes an animated performance at star-studded Free Radio Hits Live

She is known for her sensational performances. 

And Ellie Goulding didn’t disappoint as she took to the stage at Free Radio Hits Live at Arena Birmingham on Saturday. 

The singer, 32, put on an incredibly animated display as she made her signature style statement in a kooky jumper.  

Star: Ellie Goulding, 32, looked sensational as she took to the stage at Free Radio Hits Live at Arena Birmingham on Saturday

Star: Ellie Goulding, 32, looked sensational as she took to the stage at Free Radio Hits Live at Arena Birmingham on Saturday

Ellie’s jumper proved to be ever so slightly semi-sheer, and she teamed the look with a pair of matching trousers.

She sported simple and tousled blonde locks which effortlessly framed her features, which were enhanced with a glamorous slick of make-up.  

A pair of comfortable white flatform shoes added to her height as she posed for photographers ahead of the performance. 

Once on stage, Ellie looked in her element as she showcased her vocal prowess. 

Work it: The singer put on an incredibly animated display as she made her signature style statement in a kooky jumper

Work it: The singer put on an incredibly animated display as she made her signature style statement in a kooky jumper

Fashionista: Ellie's jumper proved to be ever so slightly semi-sheer, and she teamed the look with a pair of matching trousers

Fashionista: Ellie's jumper proved to be ever so slightly semi-sheer, and she teamed the look with a pair of matching trousers

Fashionista: Ellie’s jumper proved to be ever so slightly semi-sheer, and she teamed the look with a pair of matching trousers

Pretty: She sported simple and tousled blonde locks which effortlessly framed her features, which were enhanced with a glamorous slick of make-up

Pretty: She sported simple and tousled blonde locks which effortlessly framed her features, which were enhanced with a glamorous slick of make-up

Meanwhile, Ellie revealed her fiancé Caspar Jopling proposed to her while they were making a jigsaw puzzle.

The hitmaker recalled how she believes Caspar popped the question earlier than he had planned to and described the moment as ‘romantic’.

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, she said: ‘I think he proposed a bit sooner than he thought he was going to. I think he got a bit over excited and proposed the week before he was planning.

‘We were having maybe a couple of drinks and we were doing a Jigsaw puzzle. He likes them. I think it was quite an easy one.

Standing tall: A pair of comfortable white flatform shoes added to her height as she posed for photographers ahead of the performance

Standing tall: A pair of comfortable white flatform shoes added to her height as she posed for photographers ahead of the performance

Happy: Ellie was in high spirits as she prepared to take to the stage for the star-studded concert

Happy: Ellie was in high spirits as she prepared to take to the stage for the star-studded concert

Once on stage: Ellie looked in her element as she showcased her vocal prowess

Once on stage: Ellie looked in her element as she showcased her vocal prowess

Once on stage: Ellie looked in her element as she showcased her vocal prowess

‘Probably 400 (pieces). Anyway I think he was getting bored of it and then he proposed. It was quite romantic for some reason.

‘He didn’t (get down on one knee) and then I was like ‘get down on one knee.’ I’m quite traditional like that.’

Ellie and Caspar announced their engagement in August 2018, with the Love Me Like You Do star revealing the wedding will take place in the coming months.

 She said: ‘We’re getting married this year. End of this year. Really quick.’

Cutting shapes: Ellie was also keen to show off some of her unique dance moves

Cutting shapes: Ellie was also keen to show off some of her unique dance moves

Cutting shapes: Ellie was also keen to show off some of her unique dance moves

Romance: Ellie and Caspar Jopling announced their engagement in August 2018, with the Love Me Like You Do star revealing the wedding will take place in the coming months

Romance: Ellie and Caspar Jopling announced their engagement in August 2018, with the Love Me Like You Do star revealing the wedding will take place in the coming months

Wow: R&B singer Mabel McVey, 23, oozed style and glamour as she performed for the animated crowd in Birmingham

Wow: R&B singer Mabel McVey, 23, oozed style and glamour as she performed for the animated crowd in Birmingham

Wow: R&B singer Mabel McVey, 23, oozed style and glamour as she performed for the animated crowd in Birmingham

Eyes on her: The young artist donned an oversized black jumper with sequins and a faded pink leotard that showed off her slender physique as she posed for the cameras at the concert

Eyes on her: The young artist donned an oversized black jumper with sequins and a faded pink leotard that showed off her slender physique as she posed for the cameras at the concert

Standing out: Letting her pink locks lie gently against her jumper, the singer framed her features with a swipe of pink eyeshadow and pink gloss lipstick

Standing out: Letting her pink locks lie gently against her jumper, the singer framed her features with a swipe of pink eyeshadow and pink gloss lipstick

Standing out: Letting her pink locks lie gently against her jumper, the singer framed her features with a swipe of pink eyeshadow and pink gloss lipstick

Meanwhile, R&B singer Mabel McVey, 23, oozed style and glamour as she performed for the animated crowd in Birmingham.

The young artist donned an oversized black jumper with sequins and a faded pink leotard that showed off her slender physique as she posed for the cameras at the concert.

Letting her pink locks lie gently against her jumper, the singer framed her features with a swipe of pink eyeshadow and pink gloss lipstick.

Mabel also spoke about her relationship pet hates while backstage, saying: ‘I’ve figured out quite a few now, I hate it when guys start a conversation with you and then just stop talking and then you never hear from them again. 

‘If you take too long to reply when you’ve started the conversation, I’m out. They just wanna know if you’re gonna answer and when someone starts playing games like that, I’m very over you.

‘Or if they ask you out and then have no plan and they’re like, ‘What shall we do?’… But you asked me out, so what do you mean what are we.’

Turning heads: The Don't Call Me Up singer completed her look with a pair of quirky pink and orange thigh-length boots and bright green nails

Turning heads: The Don’t Call Me Up singer completed her look with a pair of quirky pink and orange thigh-length boots and bright green nails

Famous: The singer, who was born in Malaga, Spain, but now lives in London, looked sensational as she performed her greatest hits to crowds at the Birmingham arena

Famous: The singer, who was born in Malaga, Spain, but now lives in London, looked sensational as she performed her greatest hits to crowds at the Birmingham arena

Famous: The singer, who was born in Malaga, Spain, but now lives in London, looked sensational as she performed her greatest hits to crowds at the Birmingham arena

Loving it: Mabel looked like she was completely at ease as she performed

Loving it: Mabel looked like she was completely at ease as she performed

Singer: The vocalist, whose hit single Finders Keepers peaked at number eight on the UK charts in 2017, first appeared on the music scene with her debut single Know Me Better in 2015

Singer: The vocalist, whose hit single Finders Keepers peaked at number eight on the UK charts in 2017, first appeared on the music scene with her debut single Know Me Better in 2015

Singer: The vocalist, whose hit single Finders Keepers peaked at number eight on the UK charts in 2017, first appeared on the music scene with her debut single Know Me Better in 2015

Think pink: Zara Larsson looked sensational in a semi-sheer pink flirty dress which flashed a glimpse of her bra

Think pink: Zara Larsson looked sensational in a semi-sheer pink flirty dress which flashed a glimpse of her bra

In her element: The number showed off her sensational figure as she took to the stage in a pair of grunge boots

In her element: The number showed off her sensational figure as she took to the stage in a pair of grunge boots

Work it! The star proved to be in her element as she put on an animated display on stage

Work it! The star proved to be in her element as she put on an animated display on stage

The Don’t Call Me Up singer completed her look with a pair of quirky pink and orange thigh-length boots and bright green nails.

The singer, who was born in Malaga, Spain, but now lives in London, looked sensational as she performed her greatest hits to crowds at the Birmingham arena.

The vocalist, whose hit single Finders Keepers peaked at number eight on the UK charts in 2017, first appeared on the music scene with her debut single Know Me Better in 2015. 

Zara Larsson looked sensational in a semi-sheer pink flirty dress which flashed a glimpse of her bra. 

The number showed off her sensational figure as she took to the stage in a pair of grunge boots, and proved to be in her element as she put on an animated display on stage.  

Big star: James Arthur rocked up in a super trendy all-black ensemble to the concert

Big star: James Arthur rocked up in a super trendy all-black ensemble to the concert

Casual: He opted for skinny jeans and a trendy leather jacket atop a black shirt

Casual: He opted for skinny jeans and a trendy leather jacket atop a black shirt

Talented: The former X Factor winner also lent his talents to the stage as he rocked out with his guitar

Talented: The former X Factor winner also lent his talents to the stage as he rocked out with his guitar

Talented: The former X Factor winner also lent his talents to the stage as he rocked out with his guitar

James Arthur rocked up in a super trendy all-black ensemble to the concert. 

He opted for skinny jeans and a trendy leather jacket atop a black shirt. 

The former X Factor winner also lent his talents to the stage as he rocked out with his guitar, as he spoke to Sarah-Jane Crawford backstage about his miraculous comeback.

He said: ‘I always say when I made the miraculous comeback. I’ll never forget the day, it was two and a half years ago and I was like, I’m done, I’m on the scrapheap.

‘That was September 2016 and I’m sitting there in my flat about to release this song and no labels in the UK would take it, I was blacklisted as I’d been a naughty boy.’

‘I was lucky enough to have Columbia in Germany. It came out [Say You Won’t Let Go] and it flew to Number 1 at the time. I re-signed to Syco and they asked me to perform on The X Factor on the same day.

‘[Simon] was very humble, he said, ”Thank you very much for accepting us again, we made a mistake before, you’ve been A-listed on all the radio stations.” It felt like all my dreams have come true.’

Showman: Louis Tomlinson also cut a casual figure, as he arrived to perform at the music event

Showman: Louis Tomlinson also cut a casual figure, as he arrived to perform at the music event

Cool: The former One Direction star donned a casual sports jersey as he arrived in Birmingham

Cool: The former One Direction star donned a casual sports jersey as he arrived in Birmingham

Great: The star's performance was his first since thedeath of his sister Félicité in March

Great: The star's performance was his first since thedeath of his sister Félicité in March

Great: The star’s performance was the first time he had returned to the stage, since the death of his sister Félicité in March

Jovial: Louis delivered an impassioned performance upon his return to the stage, earning a thunderous response from the crowd

Jovial: Louis delivered an impassioned performance upon his return to the stage, earning a thunderous response from the crowd

Sensational: Louis was every inch the showman as he took to the stage, after returning to the studio last month to record new music

Sensational: Louis was every inch the showman as he took to the stage, after returning to the studio last month to record new music

Great show: The performer opted for a low-key ensemble during the performance

Great show: The performer opted for a low-key ensemble during the performance

Great: Louis earned a fantastic response from the crowd as he took to the stage for the stellar audition

Great: Louis earned a fantastic response from the crowd as he took to the stage for the stellar audition

Hostess: Sarah Jane Crawford appeared in her element as she hosted Free Radio Hits

Hostess: Sarah Jane Crawford appeared in her element as she hosted Free Radio Hits 

Turning heads: The television presenter caught the eye in a thigh-skimming black PVC dress

Turning heads: The television presenter caught the eye in a thigh-skimming black PVC dress 

Tremendous pins: Sarah teamed the leggy look with black suede boots

Tremendous pins: Sarah teamed the leggy look with black suede boots 

Having a blast: The star appeared in high spirits as she entertained the crowds in-between acts

Having a blast: The star appeared in high spirits as she entertained the crowds in-between acts 

Glam: Sarah finished off her show-stopping stage ensemble with a heavy make-up look and fluttery eyelashes

Glam: Sarah finished off her show-stopping stage ensemble with a heavy make-up look and fluttery eyelashes

And Louis Tomlinson made a return to the stage for the first time since the death of his sister Felicite in March.

The former One Direction star opted for a simple sports jersey as he delivered a triumphant performance. 

Speaking at the event Louis admitted he most misses touring with his One Direction bandmates, as he also reflected on his recent Two Of Us video, starring 83-year-old Richard Green.

He said ‘He is honestly one of the most amazing men I’ve ever met, I was so in awe of him, 83, and to have that outlook on life. He was an amazing guy, really funny as well.’

All the boys: (L-R) Tristan Evans, Bradley Simpson, James McVey and Connor Ball of The Vamps were also seen arriving for the show

All the boys: (L-R) Tristan Evans, Bradley Simpson, James McVey and Connor Ball of The Vamps were also seen arriving for the show

Jovial: Bradley was in great spirits as he showed off his guitar skills on the stage

Grand: The band were among the concert's star-studded lineup

Jovial: Bradley was in great spirits as he showed off his guitar skills on the stage, amid the concert’s star-studded lineup

Drum it up: Tristan Evans also displayed his epic drumming skills on the stage

Drum it up: Tristan Evans also displayed his epic drumming skills on the stage

Heartthrob: HRBY also took to the stage for the epic concert showcase

Heartthrob: HRBY also took to the stage for the epic concert showcase

Bright: He cut a cool figure in a quirky blue embroidered ensemble

Bright: He cut a cool figure in a quirky blue embroidered ensemble

She said yes! The concert also featured a heartwarming moment, as audience member Joe Leake proposed to girlfriend Jade Lamb

She said yes! The concert also featured a heartwarming moment, as audience member Joe Leake proposed to girlfriend Jade Lamb

Lovely: It proved a sweet moment as the couple cemented their romance in front of the delighted crowd

Lovely: It proved a sweet moment as the couple cemented their romance in front of the delighted crowd

Daily Mail UK

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