The year was 2002, and Vanessa Carlton gifted the world her smash hit ear-worm of a song "A Thousand Miles." Fast-forward nearly 18 years, and singer/songwriter Lewis Capaldi has re-imagined the song in an even more gorgeous way, and performed the cover during the 2019 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball presented by Capital One.
Taking the stage at Madison Square Garden in a pink hoodie and his guitar, Capaldi performed songs like "Bruises," "Before You Go," and his tear-jerking hit "Someone You Loved."
But, Capaldi also performed a cover of Carlton's "A Thousand Miles," accompanied by a beautiful piano arrangement. Lewis also performed the song during a previous stop on the Jingle Ball Tour in Philadelphia just a few days before.
His fans stan...
Vanessa Carlton would be SO PROUD, Lewis!
SO IS NIALL HORAN! The two best friends that anyone could have hung out backstage at Jingle Ball before Capaldi made us all weep with his beautiful voice.
Capaldi has had an incredible year. "Someone You Loved" took over the airwaves and has achieved Platinum and multi-Platinum status in the US as well as all over the world. And next year, Lewis is hitting the road with Niall Horan on his "Nice To Meet Ya" Tour.
Back in October, Niall made the exciting announcement on social media, writing, "This is so exciting!! I’m going back on the road and this time I’m going with my best friend in the whole wide world @LewisCapaldi and the beautiful @findingfletcher. Can’t wait to get out there again and see you all."
If you missed any part of the show, or just want to relive the night — we’ve got you covered. The CW Network will broadcast the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball as a nationwide special on Thursday, December 19th at 8pm ET featuring this year’s most incredible performances from the annual holiday event.
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