~~February 3, 2020~~
SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW
I have to confess … I’m not a football fan.
Yet, today I was watching and waiting.
I was waiting for the halftime show.
TWO POWERFUL LATINA WOMEN WERE FEATURED:
JENNIFER LOPEZ AND SHAKIRA
What a thrill!!
Shakira kicked things off, dressed in glittering red with a veritable army of female dancers at her command. She ran through her biggest songs, including “She Wolf,” “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie.”
She whipped out her notorious belly-dancing skills, played a searing guitar (Shakira was a rock star before she went pop) and crowd-surfed her way through a mosh pit.
(Bad Bunny is one of the original featured artists on that song, delivering a verse in Spanish.)
The Halftime Show transitioned directly over to Lopez for a rousing set that she kicked off with her classic song “Jenny from the Block,” surrounded by a cadre of dancers, decked out in black leather and dancing exuberantly. But the highlight came after Lopez made a costume change to a sparkling body suit and sang “Waiting for Tonight” while pole dancing, putting to excellent use the skills she honed while filming for Hustlers.
Lopez cycled through songs including “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “On the Floor” before ceding the stage to her daughter and a chorus of girls to start off “Let’s Get Loud.”
Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin showed up for a cameo in Lopez’s set with his hit song “Mi Gente.” Mi Gente had featured Beyoncé in a 2017 remix; this time, Lopez accompanied the Latin music superstar. T
he message of “Mi Gente” is one of Latin unity, making it an especially apt choice for the Super Bowl set.
~J-LO’S DAUGHTER SHINES~
Lopez’s 11-year-old daughter Emme got her time to shine as well – and to prove she follows in her mom’s footsteps – coming out to sing with a chorus of girls for a sweet rendition of the Lopez classic “Let’s Get Loud;” the camera also panned over to Shakira during the song, who was playing the drums.
For “Let’s Get Loud,” Lopez appeared draped in a giant flag coat – one side featuring the red, white and blue of Puerto Rico, and the other the red, white and blue of the U.S. It was a poignant – and pointed – show of support to the territory, which was recently hit by a damaging earthquake.