Prom: now 1000% more alone! iHeartRadio has announced a four-hour on-air prom celebration for quarantined students hosted by Dua Lipa and KIIS-FM’s Jojo Wright. In addition to celebrity DJ mixes from Joe Jonas, Diplo, Marshmello, will.i.am, Martin Garrix, Dillon Francis, and more, it’ll feature special messages for the class of 2020 from people like John Legend and Noah Cyrus. The first slow dance? Lewis Capaldi doing a special performance of “Before You Go.”
“Prom is such a significant milestone for high school students across the country,” Jojo Wright says in a statement. “Through the power of radio, we are excited to bring prom to the to the safety of our listeners living rooms, with some of the biggest names in music performing for the special occasion.”
Admittedly, my prom was kind of sad, but at least it wasn’t “getting dressed up and dancing by yourself to a Lewis Capaldi livestream” sad. The virtual prom will be broadcast across stations nationwide next Friday, 5/8 at 8PM local time, as well as on iHeartRadio’s Hit Nation. Fans can submit photos in their prom wear on iHeartRadio’s social platforms using the hashtags #iHeartProm and #iHeartDuaLipain for a chance to win a virtual meet and greet with Dua Lipa after the event.