Jennifer Lopez and Shakira fused old-school razzle-dazzle with an of-the-moment sense of Latin American satisfaction because the halftime performers throughout Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl LIV at Laborious Rock Stadium in Miami.
“Latinos!” Lopez cried close to the tip of the 14-minute present as her track Let’s Get Loud morphed right into a rendition of Born In The usA. by Bruce Springsteen. That Lopez was carrying a feathered cape in a stars-and-stripes design on one aspect, and the Puerto Rican flag on the opposite, solely rendered unmistakable what the music was making loads clear: Jammed with as many rhythms and chants and textures as she and Shakira might match, this was the gloriously polyglot sound of America in 2020.
The manufacturing started with Shakira, dressed like her dozens of dancers in fringed pink outfits, singing She Wolf and Empire, the latter of which she mashed up with a little bit of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir as she led her band on a bedazzled electrical guitar. For At any time when, Wherever, her breakthrough hit from 2001, Shakira belly-danced earlier than bringing out Unhealthy Bunny, the Latin lure celebrity, to do his verse from Cardi B’s smash I Like It; then he laid some rhymes over Shakira’s Chantaje, which featured a bit of horn gamers probably extra involved with their dance strikes than with their taking part in.
Certainly, Shakira herself seemed to be lip-syncing for a lot of her set – at the least till she dove into the group for Hips Do not Lie, during which you might hear her exhorting these holding her aloft.
Taking the baton from Shakira, Lopez opened her portion of the halftime present in a kind of black-leather biker’s outfit as she did Jenny From The Block and Ain’t It Humorous. Throughout Get Proper, she riffed on one other Springsteen signature – his knee-slide from the 2009 Tremendous Bowl halftime present – then tore off her leather-based jacket to do a powerful pole-dance routine throughout Ready For Tonight; the bit could not assist however really feel like a callback to her acclaimed (if Oscar-snubbed) efficiency in final yr’s stripper-heist film Hustlers.
Lopez’s particular visitor was J Balvin, who mixed his throbbing Mi Gente together with her Love Do not Price A Factor. Then she did On The Ground, with children in what regarded like illuminated fowl cages, earlier than the Let’s Get Loud second.
The present ended with Lopez and Shakira becoming a member of forces to do Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), Shakira’s theme from the 2010 World Cup. – Mikael Wooden/Los Angeles Occasions/Tribune Information ServiceZ