Doing a live awards display in the midst of a pandemic is almost impossible 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 annual youth awards leveraged innovation and innovation to attend to a safe environment for the couple of skill 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 including volunteers at food banks and health specialists, kicked off with the PJ Takeover pre-show that consisted of efficiencies by Jay Wheeler, Kendo Kaponi, Neto Bernal, Pitizion, Alex Rose and Rafa Pabon.
The awards reveal began 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 out a message of inclusion, justice, and love. Pitbull followed with his debut TELEVISION performance of his single “I Believe that We Will Win.”
The nights top winners included Bad Bunny capturing eight awards, followed by Karol G and J Balvin with 5 awards each.
Llane, Natti Natasha, Grupo Firme, and Natanael Cano were some 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, performed virtually. The night finished up with an unique tribute to Celia Cruz by Sabana Music Groups idea KYEN?ES?.
Listed below, take a look at some of the biggest highlights of the 2020 Premios Juventud.
For the most part, Premios Juventud focused and recognized 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 attend to human rights and elections.
” Ive constantly tried 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. “Their campaigns are more than a hashtag on Instagram. They are life or death. I invite you to take this time to reflect 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 approval speech. “I wish to change rejection for approval, inequality for equality, and injustice for justice,” he stated. “To all those young individuals who have enthusiasm and strength, I encourage you to be an agent of modification in your community. I count on you. You have the key to alter.” Both Ricky and Becky existed in a holographic version.
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 value of education in his speech, saying its the real transformation, salvation, and solution. Prior to giving his speech, however, Pitbull was amazed with a video from one of his coaches growing up, Hope Martinez. “You have been changing the world given 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 just inspired him but altered his life when nobody thought in him. He dedicated his award to his teacher, his mom, aunt, granny, market friends, and the 10,000 students at his Slam school.
An extraordinary Selena Tribute:
One of the highly-awaited moments of the night was the Selena tribute celebrating 25 years of music and tradition. Karol G presented the special, stating that Selena has marked her generation and thats why she has a tattoo of her on her arm. “She continues to shine each day whichs why shes everlasting,” she said.
Danna Paola, Natti Natasha, Ally Brooke, and Greeicy all shared phases, dazzled in Selena-inspired outfits, and carried out a medley of “Como La Flor,” “Carcacha,” “Techno Cumbia,” “Amor Prohibido,” Baila Esta Cumbia,” and “Fotos y Recuerdos.”
Karol G then presented A.B. Quintanilla with two Musical Legacy awards for him and his late sis. “I dedicate this award to my mother and father,” he said, expressing that because of them he and his brother or sisters fell in love with music.
J Balvins COVID-19 Message:
In a pre-recorded message, Balvin thanked his fans and confessed that he evaluated favorable for COVID and is recovering. Often 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 people in basic is to take care.
Gloria Trevis Heartfelt Performance:
Gloria Trevi did not miss out on the chance to shine at Premios Juventud and likewise send out a message of hope throughout these trying times. Before her stunning efficiency of her single “Demasiado Fragiles,” the Mexican vocalist said she misses her fans and being on a phase. “But the pandemic had other plans,” she stated. “What she does not understand is that she cant separate us which one method or another we will reunite once again. I invite you to my home and from my house to yours and your hearts, I wish to send this message.”
Ozunas Candylicious Performance:
” Ive always attempted 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 actually inspired her to use her voice. “I want 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 since I satisfied you,” she stated after sharing anecdotes of Pitbull as her student.
Before her sensational efficiency of her single “Demasiado Fragiles,” the Mexican singer stated she misses her fans and being on a stage.
Ozuna, like all the other performances, really hyped up the virtual audience and audiences 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 joined by a live band of five, all wearing their face masks and a set of animated dancers on a Candyland-inspired set.