Shakira and Jennifer Lopez took the stage in the 14 minutes of frantic and very Latin performance that both starred in the middle of the Super Bowl LIV, the NFL final held this morning at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
The two divas made an intertwined medley of their great successes in which there was no second rest. With imposing choreographies, catchy choruses and the stellar appearance of Bad Bunny (Puerto Rican to sing with the Colombian Shakira) and J Balvin (Colombian to sing with the Puerto Rican and American Jennifer Lopez).
Because the message of unity through music was present throughout the performance, as well as the vindication of Latin culture and its symbiosis with the American, and female empowerment represented in two great female stars.
Shakira started the performance by singing in English ‘She wolf’, ‘Empire’ and a reggaeton remix of ‘Whenever wherever’ that gave way to Bad Bunny for a bilingual interpretation of ‘I like it’. The stadium, packed with more than 60,000 people, danced salsa with ‘Blackmail’ and Bad Bunny interspersing phrases from his ‘Callaite’.
Shakira threw himself on the public at the end of ‘Hips don’t lie’, giving way to Jennifer Lopez and the funk of ‘Jenny from the block’, ‘Ain’t it funny’ and ‘Get right’. A massive dance body supported every movement of the artist, in full form at her 50 years and gave everything with ‘Waiting for tonight’.
It appeared by surprise at that point J Balvin throwing phrases of ‘What heat’ mixed with ‘The ring’, leading to the success ‘My people’ that Lopez mixed with ‘Love don’t cost a thing’. The singer’s daughter, Emme Muñiz, led a children’s choir and had her moment of glory singing the chorus of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’.
‘Let’s get loud’ was the next hit chained with Shakira playing drums and Jennifer Lopez opening a cape with a huge Puerto Rican flag. The climax was put both at the same time singing ‘Waka Waka’ and wiggling his hips in unison before the delirium of the crowd.
A convincing performance with a multitude of known melodies and a mix of styles: from pop to R&B, through funk, salsa, merengue, reggaeton and a little bit of rock (chords of Led Zeppelin ‘Kashmir’ sounded shortly there) ). A triumph for a performance designed to impact at full speed and convince both those present in the stadium and the viewers of the entire planet.