Doing a live awards reveal in the midst of a pandemic is nearly difficult however Univision managed to do it and the 2020 Premios Juventud went beyond all expectations.
Airing live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on Thursday night (Aug. 13), the 17th yearly youth awards leveraged innovation and innovation to provide for a safe environment for the couple of skill on-site such as Karol G, Sebastian Yatra, and El Alfa, among others. The audience was entirely virtual.
Premios Juventud, which this year commemorated lots of frontline heroes consisting of volunteers at food banks and health professionals, kicked off with the PJ Takeover pre-show that consisted of performances by Jay Wheeler, Kendo Kaponi, Neto Bernal, Pitizion, Alex Rose and Rafa Pabon.
The awards show started with a PJ-only variation of Bob Marleys “One Love” performed by The Wailers, Cedella and Skip Marley, Pedro Capó, Rauw Alejandro, Farruko, Camilo, and Kany García, who all signed up with on phase to send a message of inclusion, love, and justice. Pitbull followed with his debut TELEVISION efficiency of his single “I Believe that We Will Win.”
The nights top winners consisted of Bad Bunny capturing 8 awards, followed by Karol G and J Balvin with five awards each.
Llane, Natti Natasha, Grupo Firme, and Natanael Cano were a few of the artists who performed in front of the restricted audience and for audiences at home. Others, such as CNCO, Cristian Castro, and Gloria Trevi, carried out practically. The night covered up with an unique homage to Celia Cruz by Sabana Music Groups concept KYEN?ES?.
Below, take a look at a few of the greatest highlights of the 2020 Premios Juventud.
For the most part, Premios Juventud focused and acknowledged the heroes without capes who are facing the Coronavirus pandemic. Lots of artists, such as Rafa Pabon, Ricky Martin, Becky G, and Kany Garcia, used the platform to resolve human rights and elections.
” Ive constantly tried to use my platform to speak about impactful topics,” Becky G stated upon getting her Agent of Change award and devoting it to Tamika Mallory and Vanessa Guillen, who has inspired her to utilize her voice. I invite you to take this time to show and I ask you to vote with me in November.”
Agente of Change honoree, Ricky Martin, likewise discussed his objective to promote modification throughout his acceptance speech. “I wish to change rejection for approval, inequality for equality, and oppression for justice,” he said. “To all those young individuals who have passion and strength, I motivate you to be a representative of modification in your community. I depend on you. You have the secret to alter.” Both Ricky and Becky existed in a holographic variation.
Pitbull Gets Emotional:
On-site at the awards was Pitbull, who was likewise honored as an Agent of Change. The Cuban-American artist went over the importance of education in his speech, saying its the real transformation, redemption, and solution. Prior to offering his speech, however, Pitbull was surprised with a video from one of his coaches growing up, Hope Martinez. “You have been changing the world considering that I fulfilled you,” she said after sharing anecdotes of Pitbull as her student.
With tears in his eyes, Mr. 305 stated that Hope not only inspired him but altered his life when nobody believed in him. He devoted his award to his teacher, his mom, auntie, granny, industry pals, and the 10,000 students at his Slam school.
An extraordinary Selena Tribute:
Among the highly-awaited minutes of the night was the Selena homage commemorating 25 years of music and legacy. Karol G provided the special, saying that Selena has actually marked her generation and thats why she has a tattoo of her on her arm. “She continues to shine every day and thats why shes everlasting,” she stated.
Danna Paola, Natti Natasha, Ally Brooke, and Greeicy all shared stages, dazzled in Selena-inspired attires, and performed a collection of “Como La Flor,” “Carcacha,” “Techno Cumbia,” “Amor Prohibido,” Baila Esta Cumbia,” and “Fotos y Recuerdos.”
Karol G then provided A.B. Quintanilla with 2 Musical Legacy awards for him and his late sister. “I commit this award to my mother and father,” he said, revealing that due to the fact that of them he and his brother or sisters fell for music.
J Balvins COVID-19 Message:
In a pre-recorded message, Balvin thanked his fans and confessed that he tested positive for COVID and is recuperating. Often we will not think that well get it but I got it and I got it bad,” he said. “My message to those that follow me, young fans and people in basic is to take care.
Gloria Trevis Heartfelt Performance:
Before her spectacular efficiency of her single “Demasiado Fragiles,” the Mexican singer stated she misses her fans and being on a phase. “But the pandemic had other plans,” she said.
Ozunas Candylicious Performance:
” Ive always attempted to use my platform to speak about impactful subjects,” Becky G stated upon receiving her Agent of Change award and dedicating it to Tamika Mallory and Vanessa Guillen, who has inspired her to utilize her voice. “I desire to alter rejection for acceptance, inequality for equality, and injustice for justice,” he stated. On-site at the awards was Pitbull, who was likewise honored as an Agent of Change. “You have actually been altering the world because I met you,” she stated after sharing anecdotes of Pitbull as her student.
Prior to her spectacular performance of her single “Demasiado Fragiles,” the Mexican vocalist stated she misses her fans and being on a phase.
Ozuna, like all the other efficiencies, truly hyped up the virtual audience and viewers at house. Returning to his authentic look, rocking his braids, the Puerto Rican artist delivered an amazing performance of “Caramelo” and “Mamacita.” He was signed up with by a live band of five, all wearing their face masks and a set of animated dancers on a Candyland-inspired set.