There was a collective gasp of shock when the world heard that not solely would Jennifer Lopez be headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb 2, 2020, however that Colombian famous person Shakira can be becoming a member of her.
The Waka Waka singer opined lately on why she feels this 12 months’s present sends a message loud and clear to what she refers to as ‘Trump’s America.”
Find out what Shakira thinks in addition to Jennifer Lopez’s perspective on the upcoming Super Bowl halftime program.
Jennifer Lopez is stoked to ‘set the world on fire’
Lopez had spoken with Entertainment Tonight in September 2019 earlier than the announcement of this 12 months’s halftime entertainers was made and he or she made it clear that being a part of 2020’s present can be a dream come true for her.
“I think, like, when you’re a little girl and you’re dreaming, you know, you want to be an actress or you want to be a singer. There are certain things you hope to accomplish one day, and that’s definitely one of those,” Lopez mentioned of the Super Bowl halftime present. “It would be amazing.”
“I love that the Super Bowl has two women performing this year,” Lopez expressed to ET after she and Shakira had been named the 2020 halftime performers. “That they have two Latinos performing this year.”
Lopez posted on Instagram to announce the information, “Going to set the world on fire!”
This isn’t the primary time Latin performers have been on the Super Bowl halftime present
Other Latin performers have additionally headlined the halftime present prior to now. Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias have carried out, Bruno Mars has appeared twice, and Cuban legend Gloria Estefan additionally carried out twice within the 1990s.
In 1999, Gloria Estefan appeared on Today and informed Matt Lauer about her, at that time, upcoming Super Bowl look, “It’s a thrill, it’s in my hometown. . . I’ve done it before so it’s not like that daunting thing. . . It’s going to be an extravaganza.”
Stevie Wonder and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy joined Estefan for a halftime present entitled “A Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing.” Wonder sang Sir Duke, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, and I Wish, whereas Miami resident Estefan carried out Oye! and Turn the Beat Around.
Shakira’s message to ‘Trump’s America’
The Hips Don’t Lie songstress is thrilled to be part of this 12 months’s halftime present and strongly feels it comes at an essential second for the Latin neighborhood within the United States.
“Well, you know, I think it’s the right thing to do for the Latino community because we’ve also been through so much in Trump’s America, with walls being built and …” she informed The Guardian in November. “It’s an opportunity to celebrate our culture, you know?”
Shakira’s is a message of bridges as a substitute of partitions for Latinos and of a second to have a good time their unity and tradition.
“Latinos are our people … They come seeking an opportunity to build a better life for themselves and for their children, which is what the U.S. has always prided itself on representing: opportunities.”
“I’m so honored to be taking on one of the world’s biggest stages in the company of a fellow female artist to represent Latinos and Latinas from the U.S. and all over the world — and to top it off, on my birthday! This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime!”
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