JoJo Siwa has had fairly an eventful 2020. While many celebrities have been compelled to place their careers on maintain amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 17-year-old dancer and singer continues to deal with followers to new music and initiatives.

With the vacations in full swing, JoJo dropped a festive new single and music video for “Where Are You Christmas,” featured on her newest EP, JoJo’s Rockin’ Christmas. She even took a threat with a few of her songs on EP. 

“I picked my favorite Christmas songs and one of them is obviously ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ and the other one was ‘Where Are You Christmas’ [by Faith Hill],” she shared. “Everyone at first was like, ‘Where Are You Christmas? That’s a lot of singing and a very hard song to sing.’ I was like, ‘I know.’ Abby [Miller] taught me back in the day on Dance Moms, you gotta be able to put your heart on a platter and be ready for somebody to stab it. And with this song, I was like, we’re gonna push myself and it might not be the best version of ‘Where Are You Christmas’ ever, my voice might not sound like Faith Hill…but I’m JoJo and I got the 6-year-olds that love it and that’s all that matters.”

“And then with the original, ‘It’s Christmas Now,’ I want to take a song that people already know and just remix it full Christmas,” she continued. “And it’s funny to me that teenagers on TikTok are like, ‘This sounds just like ‘High Top Shoes.’ And I’m like, it literally says it’s the Christmas remix. It is ‘High Top Shoes.'”

The web sensation has been arduous at work, however forward of the vacations she did have some sudden downtime when she and her household all examined optimistic for COVID-19.

“I did end up getting it, the big, dreaded COVID-19. It got through my whole family,” JoJo instructed ET’s Lauren Zima whereas selling her new music, including that fortunately that they had delicate signs. “We had headaches, we were tired, we had shortness of breath, we had all the things. All my family actually lost their taste and smell, but all have it back. But I never did.”


JoJo revealed that she was the final member of the family to contract the virus after her mother and father and brother examined optimistic and all are feeling higher. “Everyone who gets this virus, it’s gonna affect them differently,” she shared. “We were all, like, three days apart.”

Another bump within the highway for JoJo was breaking apart together with her boyfriend, Mark Bontempo. The former Dance Moms star stated they ended on good phrases, and simply wanted to give attention to themselves.

“Everything’s still OK, we’re still good,” she assured. “I am single as a Pringle right now. But Mark and I did break up. We were together for three months and it was great. We had fun, we drove through Taco Bell, I think, 450 times. We had some really fun nights. We never actually had any hard times, we never fought, we never were mad at each other. It was honestly a great time. It just, we had to work. He had to do some things in his life that I wanted to be there for him, but he had to be there 250 percent for himself. And I didn’t want to take away from him being able to be there for himself. So I was like, ‘Listen, we can be friends.'”

“And when I ended the relationship I was like, I don’t want to just say ‘let’s be friends’ and then let’s not. Like, let’s be friends and let’s make it normal,” she famous, including, “He deserves nothing but greatness.”

Dating’s not on JoJo’s thoughts proper now, but when she does discover a brand new particular person to name her personal, she’s not against it.

“My life is so figured out…My career is so like, ‘Boom, this is what’s happening,’ and I just have to keep running forward on that track. And so for me, on the relationship side of things, it’s more just like a fun thing,” she stated, elaborating. “If it comes around, great. And if it doesn’t come around, also great. I have so much with what I’m doing right now that if anyone wants to join the party, I’m down!”

At the top of the day, all JoJo appears to be like for in a big different is, “In a couple words: Nice, cares about me, and is there for me through thick and thin…What’s most important to me is just somebody who genuinely, really, truly cares about me.”

Working from a really younger age, JoJo has constructed a glitter-covered, bow-wearing empire. She understands that life within the limelight has its ups and downs, heartbreak and sacrifices — in addition to undesirable criticism.

“I have been hated on for so much stuff that that stuff is almost like I am used to it and it does not bother me,” JoJo expressed when speaking about life as a toddler star. “I am like, this is just another hater that has nothing to do with their day, that is just having fun on the comments section. It does not matter. But I definitely have gotten more love from teenagers.”

She additionally understands that individuals will proceed to criticize her look, including that when individuals say, “‘Jojo is a giant toddler,’ it does not affect me.”

“I realized now that I was put on this Earth for one reason and that one main reason is to perform and to make other people happy,” she defined. “I can’t even explain the sense of ‘This is what I’m supposed to be doing’ when I’m performing. It’s the most perfect feeling.”

Of course, there have been many different youngster stars whom she has regarded as much as and adopted their journey. But one stunning celeb whom she pertains to essentially the most is none apart from Paris Hilton.

“Honestly, the person who I kind of felt the most ‘she gets it’ is with Paris Hilton, because she is like, ‘I don’t know how to explain it to people’ and I am like, ‘It is crazy, I know exactly what you are saying because I don’t either!'” JoJo defined. “We are not a character, but we just have another side.”

“I have a really good connection with Meghan Trainor, she is a sweetheart,” she added. “Kim [Kardashian] is a sweetheart. Everyone is just so nice.”

Meanwhile, it is a good time to be JoJo Siwa, who could not be extra excited to shut out the 12 months.

“I love the holidays, it’s such a fun time of the year!” JoJo relished. “It’s fun because [there’s] always something happening. For us, it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year — and you just always have something to look forward to!”

JoJo’s Rockin’ Christmas is out now. For extra on JoJo, see beneath.