Doing a live awards reveal in the midst of a pandemic is almost difficult 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 annual youth awards leveraged technology and development to attend to a safe environment for the few talent on-site such as Karol G, Sebastian Yatra, and El Alfa, among others. The audience was completely virtual.
Premios Juventud, which this year paid homage to many frontline heroes consisting of volunteers at food banks and health specialists, started with the PJ Takeover pre-show that included efficiencies 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 signed up with on stage to send out a message of justice, inclusion, and love. Pitbull followed with his debut TELEVISION efficiency of his single “I Believe that We Will Win.”
The nights leading winners consisted of Bad Bunny catching 8 awards, followed by Karol G and J Balvin with five awards each.
Llane, Natti Natasha, Grupo Firme, and Natanael Cano were some of the artists who performed in front of the limited audience and for viewers in the house. Others, such as CNCO, Cristian Castro, and Gloria Trevi, performed practically. The night finished up with an unique tribute to Celia Cruz by Sabana Music Groups concept KYEN?ES?.
Listed below, take a look at a few of the most significant highlights of the 2020 Premios Juventud.
For the many 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 always tried to use my platform to speak about impactful subjects,” Becky G stated upon receiving her Agent of Change award and devoting it to Tamika Mallory and Vanessa Guillen, who has inspired her to utilize her voice. I welcome you to take this time to reflect and I ask you to vote with me in November.”
Agente of Change honoree, Ricky Martin, also talked about his objective to promote change throughout his acceptance speech. “I want to alter rejection for approval, inequality for equality, and oppression for justice,” he stated. “To all those young people who have passion and strength, I motivate you to be a representative of change in your community.
Pitbull Gets Emotional:
On-site at the awards was Pitbull, who was also honored as an Agent of Change. The Cuban-American artist talked about the significance of education in his speech, saying its the real transformation, redemption, and option. Before providing his speech, however, Pitbull was surprised with a video from among his mentors growing up, Hope Martinez. “You have been changing the world because 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 however changed his life when no one believed in him. He dedicated his award to his teacher, his mom, auntie, grandma, market good friends, and the 10,000 trainees at his Slam school.
An extraordinary Selena Tribute:
Among the highly-awaited moments of the night was the Selena homage celebrating 25 years of music and tradition. Karol G provided the unique, stating that Selena has marked her generation and thats why she has a tattoo of her on her arm. “She continues to shine every day whichs why shes everlasting,” she said.
Danna Paola, Natti Natasha, Ally Brooke, and Greeicy all shared stages, charmed in Selena-inspired clothing, and carried out a collection of “Como La Flor,” “Carcacha,” “Techno Cumbia,” “Amor Prohibido,” Baila Esta Cumbia,” and “Fotos y Recuerdos.”
Karol G then presented A.B. Quintanilla with 2 Musical Legacy awards for him and his late sibling. “I dedicate this award to my mother and father,” he said, expressing 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 recovering. Sometimes we wont believe that well get it however I got it and I got it bad,” he stated. “My message to those that follow me, young fans and individuals in basic is to take care.
Gloria Trevis Heartfelt Performance:
Prior to her sensational performance of her single “Demasiado Fragiles,” the Mexican vocalist stated she misses her fans and being on a stage. “But the pandemic had other plans,” she said.
Ozunas Candylicious Performance:
” Ive constantly attempted to utilize my platform to speak about impactful subjects,” Becky G said upon getting her Agent of Change award and committing it to Tamika Mallory and Vanessa Guillen, who has actually influenced her to use her voice. “I desire to change rejection for approval, inequality for equality, and oppression for justice,” he stated. On-site at the awards was Pitbull, who was likewise honored as an Agent of Change. “You have been changing the world given that I met you,” she said after sharing anecdotes of Pitbull as her trainee.
Before her stunning performance of her single “Demasiado Fragiles,” the Mexican singer stated she misses her fans and being on a phase.
Ozuna, like all the other efficiencies, really hyped up the virtual audience and viewers in the house. Going back to his authentic appearance, rocking his braids, the Puerto Rican artist delivered an amazing efficiency of “Caramelo” and “Mamacita.” He was joined by a live band of 5, all using their face masks and a set of animated dancers on a Candyland-inspired set.