One Direction may have recently been crowned kings of New York with Monday night’s Madison Square Garden show, but across the continent their rivals in the Wanted were putting on a show of their own at the same time, at Los Angeles’ KIIS Jingle Ball. (Not to be confused with the upcoming Z100 Jingle Ball—both stations are owned by Clear Channel.) Luckily, in the case of a boy band brawl, the Wanted had backup: Nearly every pop star who wasn’t hanging with the 1D boys performed onstage on the same bill. Don’t believe us? Check out these pictures:
TOM TOOK A PAGE FROM RIHANNA, RISING HIS FINGER TO THE UNIVERSE:
NOT TO BE LEFT OUT, NATHAN GOT IN ON THE POINTING GAME TOO:
SIVA WAS MORE OF AN OPEN-HANDER:
WHILE JAY PREFERRED TO GLOWER. (WAS HE DOING HIS BEST BRAD DOURIF IMPRESSION?)
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! SCOOTER KEPT IT IN THE FAMILY AND BROUGHT IN PSY:
YES, HE DID “GANGNAM STYLE”:
KE$HA PERFORMED TOO, WITH HER USUAL FREAKY BACK-UP DANCERS:
SHE EVEN MANAGED TO DANCE WHILE PLAYING A GUITAR:
WITHOUT IT, THOUGH, SHE WAS A LITTE MORE LIMBER:
BUT SHE MIGHT WANT TO COOL IT ON THE NATIVE AMERICAN HEADDRESSES. HAVE THE NO DOUBT PEOPLE NOT TALKED TO HER ABOUT THIS?
MR. WORLDWIDE ALSO PUT IN AN APPEARANCE:
AND HE MADE TIME TO BIG-UP HIS OLD FRIEND DJ AFROJACK:
WAS FLO RIDA THERE? YES, FLO RIDA WAS THERE!
SUSPICIOUSLY, HE WAS STILL NEVER SEEN IN THE SAME ROOM TOGETHER WITH PITBULL.
NATE RUESS WAS THERE TO BRING THE FUN:
AND SO WAS THE GUY WHO WILL BE FOREVER KNOWN AS LENA DUNHAM‘S BOYFRIEND:
YOU MAY BE THINKING THIS LINEUP WAS A LITTLE LOW-RENT, ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO THE Z100 JINGLE BALL. BUT THAT’S BEFORE SCOOTER BROUGHT OUT THE BIG GUNS:
AND HE BROUGHT ALL HIS BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:
CONTAIN YOURSELVES, BELIEBERS:
YES, THAT’S AB AND UNDERWEAR. SOMEONE UPDATE THE YEAR IN NAUGHTY BITS SLIDESHOW!
LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS REALLY DID COME EARLY. HAPPY JINGLE BALL EVERYONE!