The blue carpet at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party Saturday at the Fontainebleau was full of red-hot celebrities from the music world and beyond.
Before performing at the event, which will air on The CW Network at 8 p.m. June 1, performers and presenters chatted with press about how pumped they were to get out there and jam.
Sofia Carson, who is currently promoting her single Love is the Name, gave us the scoop that she’s to start shooting the sequel to the mega popular Disney Channel movie, The Descendants. The Fort Lauderdale native is also starring in an upcoming remake of the 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting for the teenybopper channel. “It’s a very, very exciting time,” said Carson, in a ladylike red dress. She added she’ll also star in the movie A Cinderella Story: If The Shoe Fits!
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Breakout Danish band Lukas Graham — named after lead singer Lukas Graham Forchhammer and comprised of his pals Mark Falgren, Kasper Daugaard and Magnus Larsson — showed they were the true rock stars of the bunch. They had flown in the previous night and were to fly out right after the concert to play at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday. No complaints — the guys got to spend a few precious hours in Miami.
“I went to beach and chilled out for a few hours,” reported Forchhammer, sporting a mean sunburn. “I was wearing shades in the ocean and look like a raccoon. Not a good thing.”
Were they surprised at the success of 2015 coming of age song 7 Years?
“Yes. I mean, it’s a song without a hook, and the success rate with something like that in these modern pop days is next to none,” continued Forchhammer, who added that the track only took 3 1/2 hours to complete. “I mean it’s not geophysics. It’s a trail of a good mind map and proper people to push and pull you.”
And yes, for the record: It feels pretty nice to be famous.
“Blessings upon blessings,” said Forchhammer, 28.
Jason Derulo, his mohawk perfectly coiffed and pearly whites pearlier than usual, said he was excited to perform for a good reason: He was joining buddy/fellow Miami native Flo Rida on stage for their new song, Hello Friday.
Never one to disappoint fans, Flo sang some of his greatest hits — Low, Applebottom Jeans and Club Can’t Handle Me — while dripping in sweat but never missing a beat.
The surprise, random guest of the evening? Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, in a shimmery silver gown.
She was in a festive mood, celebrating her 25th birthday a few days early (it’s actually May 31). After iHeart, Abraham was headed to House Miami for a party in her honor.
“I feel great,” said the mother of one, who has a wee bit of musical cred (she released an album, My Teenage Dream Ended, in 2012). “I am here in Miami with my mother and daughter and am looking at everything in a positive light.”