Doing a live awards show in the midst of a pandemic is nearly impossible however Univision handled to do it and the 2020 Premios Juventud surpassed 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 development to attend to a safe environment for the couple of talent on-site such as Karol G, Sebastian Yatra, and El Alfa, to call a few. The audience was totally virtual.
Premios Juventud, which this year paid homage to many frontline heroes consisting of volunteers at food banks and health specialists, began with the PJ Takeover pre-show that included 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” carried out by The Wailers, Cedella and Skip Marley, Pedro Capó, Rauw Alejandro, Farruko, Camilo, and Kany García, who all joined on stage to send a message of justice, addition, and love. Pitbull followed with his debut TV performance of his single “I Believe that We Will Win.”
The nights leading winners included Bad Bunny nabbing eight awards, followed by Karol G and J Balvin with 5 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 in the house. Others, such as CNCO, Cristian Castro, and Gloria Trevi, carried out essentially. The night concluded with a special homage to Celia Cruz by Sabana Music Groups idea KYEN?ES?.
Listed below, have a look at a few of the greatest highlights of the 2020 Premios Juventud.
For the most part, Premios Juventud focused and recognized the heroes without capes who are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. Lots of artists, such as Rafa Pabon, Ricky Martin, Becky G, and Kany Garcia, used the platform to address human rights and elections.
” Ive always tried to utilize my platform to discuss impactful subjects,” Becky G said upon receiving her Agent of Change award and committing it to Tamika Mallory and Vanessa Guillen, who has actually influenced her to utilize her voice. “Their campaigns are more than a hashtag on Instagram. They are life or death. 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 talked about his objective to promote change during his acceptance speech. “I wish to change rejection for approval, inequality for equality, and injustice for justice,” he said. “To all those young individuals who have passion and strength, I motivate you to be an agent of change in your neighborhood. I count on you. You have the key to change.” Both Ricky and Becky were present in a holographic variation.
Pitbull Gets Emotional:
On-site at the awards was Pitbull, who was also honored as an Agent of Change. The Cuban-American artist went over the value of education in his speech, saying its the true transformation, salvation, and option. Before offering his speech, nevertheless, Pitbull was amazed with a video from one of his coaches maturing, Hope Martinez. “You have been altering the world given that I satisfied you,” she said after sharing anecdotes of Pitbull as her trainee.
With tears in his eyes, Mr. 305 stated that Hope not only influenced him however altered his life when no one believed in him. He dedicated his award to his instructor, his mother, aunt, granny, industry friends, and the 10,000 students at his Slam school.
A memorable Selena Tribute:
Among the highly-awaited moments of the night was the Selena tribute celebrating 25 years of music and tradition. Karol G presented the special, saying that Selena has marked her generation whichs why she has a tattoo of her on her arm. “She continues to shine every day and thats why shes eternal,” 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 sis. “I dedicate this award to my mother and father,” he stated, revealing that since of them he and his siblings fell in love with music.
J Balvins COVID-19 Message:
J Balvin was awarded for video with a function for his Colin Tilley-directed “Rojo,” which sends a powerful message of “dont text and drive.” In a pre-recorded message, Balvin thanked his fans and confessed that he tested positive for COVID and is recuperating. “These have been really hard days, very complicated. In some cases we will not think that well get it however I got it and I got it bad,” he said. “My message to those that follow me, young fans and individuals in basic is to make sure. This isnt a joke. The infection is genuine and its hazardous.”
Gloria Trevis Heartfelt Performance:
Gloria Trevi did not miss the opportunity to shine at Premios Juventud and also send out a message of hope during these trying times. Prior to her sensational performance of her single “Demasiado Fragiles,” the Mexican singer said she misses her fans and being on a phase. “But the pandemic had other strategies,” she stated. “What she does not know is that she cant separate us and that one way or another we will reunite once again. I welcome you to my house and from my house to yours and your hearts, I wish to send this message.”
Ozunas Candylicious Performance:
Ozuna, like all the other efficiencies, really hyped up the virtual audience and viewers in the 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 5, all using their face masks and a set of animated dancers on a Candyland-inspired set.
” Ive always tried to use my platform to speak about impactful subjects,” Becky G said upon getting her Agent of Change award and dedicating it to Tamika Mallory and Vanessa Guillen, who has actually influenced her to use her voice. “I want to alter rejection for acceptance, inequality for equality, and oppression for justice,” he said. On-site at the awards was Pitbull, who was likewise honored as an Agent of Change. “You have actually been changing the world given that I met you,” she stated after sharing anecdotes of Pitbull as her trainee.
Prior to her sensational performance of her single “Demasiado Fragiles,” the Mexican vocalist said she misses her fans and being on a phase.