#iHeartFestival Backstage Moments: What You Didn’t See on the Stream
By Sierra Marquina
September 25, 2017
The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival didn’t disappoint. While P!nk, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay and more artists' performances sent the hashtag #iHeartFestival trending worldwide, there were tons of moments that weren’t caught on the stream. Check out the best behind-the-scenes tidbits below:
To kick off the weekend, Ryan Seacrest woke up performer Noah Cyrus live on air by calling her hotel room early Friday morning.
“This is a beautiful wake up call,” Noah said, admitting that she was still in her hotel bed with the blackout curtains drawn. “It’s still pitch black. I’m very excited to be here.”
Prior to hosting the big show, Seacrest went for a job on the Las Vegas strip, dodging tourists and making a shortcut on the way back through a hotel casino.
TANYA JOINS LITTLE MIX:
The group presented during Friday night’s show before performing at the Daytime Village Presented by Capital One at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday and while making their way backstage through the hall, Tanya opted for a photo sesh.
Bachelor hunks Peter Kraus, Ben Higgins, Dean Unglert and Wells Adams reunited along with Becca Tilley and Ashley I. The group all went to dinner Thursday night before hanging backstage and in the crowd at the festival.
BEBE REXHA HITS ON BACHELOR'S PETER:
Even songstresses like Bebe Rexha caught sight of the Bachelor hunks. While making her way to the stage, the singer ran into Peter in the presenter green room and asked for a photo. “Wow! You are one of the hottest guys I’ve ever seen in my life,” she was overheard exclaiming. “Can you come take a pic?”
BEBE SAID SHE WORE 3 PAIRS OF SPANX:
While chatting with Elvis Duran backstage in the broadcast room, the “In the Name of Love” singer revealed she had on 3 pairs of Spanx under her silver leggings.
P!NK DOES A MAGICAL MIC CHECK:
Even her mic check sounded perfect prior to kicking off her interview backstage.
ROB LOWE AND RYAN WERE TWINING:
The pair laughed off their matching outfits backstage after Seacrest introduced 30 Seconds to Mars to actor Rob Lowe.
An exclusive Warner Lounge that was located across the hall from the broadcast room hosted VIPs and (most talked about) a bevy of rolls and entrees from Nobu.
CORINNA KOPF WAS SUPER NERVOUS:
The social media star was overheard saying how nervous she was to do her first-ever interview backstage with Kane & Bethany. (BTW, she did a great job!)
RIVERDALE'S CASEY COTT WANTS TO TRY RYAN'S SKINCARE LINE:
The actor was overheard saying how good Ryan’s complexion was and that he wanted to get ahold of Ryan’s skincare line, Polished, while backstage at the Daytime Village Presented by Capital One at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday. He was also heard praising Bebe's amazing voice.
KHALID IS THE NICEST GUY EVER:
The “Young Dumb & Broke” singer was the sweetest while greeting fans at a meet and greet held at the Village on Saturday.
KESHA LIKES HER SPACE:
Later that night at the festival, Kesha held a meet and greet but there were a few rules: No hugging and pics were in groups of four.
Did we mention there were puppies around? And that Noah Cyrus adopted one after taking snaps with one at the Village?! Because that happened too. She was later overheard telling Elvis Duran that she adopted the puppy to help her get over her most recent breakup.
MILEY ASKED LIAM'S PERMISSION TO ADOPT A DOG:
After telling Elvis Duran that she couldn’t adopt another dog or she’d get dumped, Miley was overheard asking someone to take a photo of her with one of the rescue pups and to “ask Liam if we can please get him!”
KYLIE COVERS REPORTED BABY BUMP:
The reality star made her first public appearance since news broke that she’s allegedly pregnant with Travis Scott’s baby. The Lip Kit creator was spotted backstage in an oversized shirt while cheering on her man who performed with DJ Khaled.
To relive the biggest, most unforgettable moments and performances from this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival, tune in to a special two-night television special on The CW on Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT.