Little Mix perform in Brazil amid Perrie Edwards’ illness


Little Mix took to the stage in Sao Paolo without fourth member Perrie Edwards on Sunday night.

Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall delivered a killer performance at the GRLS festival, proving to their Brazilian fans that the show must go on despite Perrie’s absence.

The trio powered their way through their set list, wowing the crowd with their high-energy performance and amazing vocals.

The show must go on: Little Mix took to the stage in Sao Paolo without fourth member Perrie Edwards on Sunday night (pictured: Jesy Nelson)

Terrific trio: Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy and Jade Thirlwall (left to right) delivered a killer performance at the GRLS festival

Terrific trio: Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy and Jade Thirlwall (left to right) delivered a killer performance at the GRLS festival

Jesy looked incredible in a skimpy leotard with a thong cut worn over a cleavage-enhancing bra.

The 28-year-old singer teamed the daring attire with a pair of thigh-high boots and a long, platinum blonde wig.

Leigh-Anne matched her bandmate in a tomboy style look, sporting a crop top with a pair of high-waisted trousers.

The star, 28, made the most of her tiny waist thanks to cut-outs at the hips.

Striking: Jesy looked incredible in a skimpy leotard with a thong cut worn over a cleavage-enhancing bra

Striking: Jesy looked incredible in a skimpy leotard with a thong cut worn over a cleavage-enhancing bra

Looking good: Jade sported a cheerleader inspired version of the same look, wearing a thigh-skimming miniskirt and a white polo neck

Sporty: Leigh-Anne matched her bandmate in a tomboy style look, sporting a crop top with a pair of high-waisted trousers

Coordinating: Jade (left) sported a cheerleader inspired version of the same look, while Leigh-Anne (right) modelled a tomboy style look

Jade, meanwhile, sported a cheerleader inspired version of the same look, wearing a thigh-skimming miniskirt and a white polo neck.

Following the show, Jesy took to her Instagram Stories to thank their Brazilian fans for their amazing support.

The Essex beauty said: ‘Guys, I’ve literally just got back to my hotel room and I cannot even get over what’s just happened on stage.

Giving it their all: The trio powered their way through their set list, wowing the crowd with their high-energy performance and amazing vocals

Giving it their all: The trio powered their way through their set list, wowing the crowd with their high-energy performance and amazing vocals

Animated display: Jade gave it her all on stage, delivering a memorable performance for the girls' fans

Animated display: Jade gave it her all on stage, delivering a memorable performance for the girls’ fans 

Delighted: Following the show, Jesy took to her Instagram Stories to thank their Brazilian fans for their amazing support

Delighted: Following the show, Jesy took to her Instagram Stories to thank their Brazilian fans for their amazing support

‘The most incredible energy from everyone tonight. The fans are just honestly next level. You made it one of the best shows we’ve ever, ever done.

‘I just can’t thank everyone enough for coming out and giving us so much love. It was one of the best shows we’ve ever done. I don’t have words. I’m literally speechless.

‘It went so so quick, I just want to thank everyone that came. We love you so much and you’ve just made this the best experience ever.

‘I just want to come back here and perform all the time.’ 

She said: 'The fans are just honestly next level. You made it one of the best shows we've ever, ever done'

She said: ‘The fans are just honestly next level. You made it one of the best shows we’ve ever, ever done’

Working it: The trio proved they could give it their all despite Perrie's absence

Working it: The trio proved they could give it their all despite Perrie’s absence 

Delighting the fans: The trio were in high spirits at their Sao Paulo gig

Delighting the fans: The trio were in high spirits at their Sao Paulo gig 

It was revealed on Friday that Perrie had been forced to pull out of the Sunday night show due to illness.

The singer, 26, took to Instagram Stories to share a post apologising to fans for her absence, before insisting her bandmates will ‘absolutely smash it’ in her absence. 

In her post, Perrie told fans: ‘Hey everyone, I’m so sorry to announce that I am unable to travel and perform in Brazil with the rest of the girls on Sunday due to being unwell. 

'Family': Jesy uploaded a snap of the girls with their back up dancers following the show

‘Family’: Jesy uploaded a snap of the girls with their back up dancers following the show 

Tragic: Perrie was forced to pull out of the band's concert on Sunday due to illness

Tragic: Perrie was forced to pull out of the band’s concert on Sunday due to illness

‘To all the fans that are attending the show, I’m heartbroken I can’t be there with you, but I know the girls will absolutely smash their performance and give you everything in my absence. Lots of love Perrie x.’

Perrie’s post – which was also shared on the band’s official Twitter account – was soon flooded with responses from fans wishing her well.

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Little Mix for further comment.

Little Mix are due to kick off their Summer 2020 tour on 26 June with a performance at Scotland’s Falkirk Stadium, with the band then set to travel to cities including Colchester, London, Leicester and Canterbury. 

Bad news! The singer took to Instagram Stories on Friday to share a post apologising to fans for her absence

Bad news! The singer took to Instagram Stories on Friday to share a post apologising to fans for her absence

Perrie’s pose comes after she confirmed that she had passed her driving test in January with a celebratory post on Instagram.

The South Shields songstress wrote: ‘First post of 2020❗️ Beep beep huns [car emoji] About time I ticked this one off the list! [happy face emoji] Coming soon to a road near you! Skkkrrrt.’

Perrie’s Little Mix bandmates and boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were quick to congratulate her.

Meanwhile, in her love life, Perrie recently admitted that beau Alex is the ideal boyfriend because he understands her ‘weird’ behaviour.     

‘I’m a little creep sometimes, I’m a little weirdo,’ Perrie told Notion magazine. ‘And he loves me for that, and that’s why I’m like, “Woohoo!” You know? I don’t have to put on a front and be this perfect girlfriend.

‘He’s like, perfection. He’s not too much, he’s not too clingy, but he’s not too cool for school. He’s got a perfect balance, he’s super supportive of everything I do, which is so nice.’  

Smitten: Meanwhile, in her love life, Perrie recently admitted that beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the ideal boyfriend because he understands her 'weird' behaviour

Smitten: Meanwhile, in her love life, Perrie recently admitted that beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the ideal boyfriend because he understands her ‘weird’ behaviour 

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