Doing a live awards display in the middle of a pandemic is almost difficult however Univision handled to do it and the 2020 Premios Juventud exceeded 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 offer a safe environment for the few skill on-site such as Karol G, Sebastian Yatra, and El Alfa, among others. The audience was entirely virtual.
Premios Juventud, which this year paid tribute to numerous frontline heroes consisting of volunteers at food banks and health specialists, started 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 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 signed up with on phase to send out a message of love, justice, and inclusion. Pitbull followed with his debut TV efficiency of his single “I Believe that We Will Win.”
The nights leading winners consisted of Bad Bunny capturing 8 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 carried out in front of the restricted audience and for viewers at home. Others, such as CNCO, Cristian Castro, and Gloria Trevi, carried out essentially. The night covered up with a special homage to Celia Cruz by Sabana Music Groups principle KYEN?ES?.
Listed below, inspect out a few of the greatest highlights of the 2020 Premios Juventud.
For the a lot of part, Premios Juventud focused and acknowledged the heroes without capes who are facing the Coronavirus pandemic. Many artists, such as Rafa Pabon, Ricky Martin, Becky G, and Kany Garcia, utilized the platform to attend to human rights and elections.
” Ive constantly attempted to utilize my platform to speak about impactful subjects,” Becky G stated upon getting her Agent of Change award and dedicating it to Tamika Mallory and Vanessa Guillen, who has actually motivated her to use 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 discussed his objective to promote change during his acceptance speech. “I wish to change rejection for acceptance, inequality for equality, and oppression for justice,” he said. “To all those youths who have enthusiasm and strength, I motivate you to be an agent of change in your neighborhood. I depend on you. You have the secret to change.” Both Ricky and Becky were present in a holographic version.
Pitbull Gets Emotional:
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 fulfilled 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 changed his life when no one thought in him. He devoted his award to his instructor, his mom, aunt, granny, industry friends, and the 10,000 trainees at his Slam school.
An extraordinary Selena Tribute:
One of the highly-awaited moments of the night was the Selena homage celebrating 25 years of music and legacy. Karol G provided the special, saying that Selena has 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 eternal,” she said.
Danna Paola, Natti Natasha, Ally Brooke, and Greeicy all shared phases, dazzled in Selena-inspired attires, and performed an assortment of “Como La Flor,” “Carcacha,” “Techno Cumbia,” “Amor Prohibido,” Baila Esta Cumbia,” and “Fotos y Recuerdos.”
Karol G then provided A.B. Quintanilla with two Musical Legacy awards for him and his late sister. “I dedicate this award to my mother and father,” he stated, revealing that because of them he and his siblings fell for music.
J Balvins COVID-19 Message:
In a pre-recorded message, Balvin thanked his fans and confessed that he checked favorable for COVID and is recuperating. Sometimes 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 general is to take care.
Gloria Trevis Heartfelt Performance:
Prior to 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 devoting it to Tamika Mallory and Vanessa Guillen, who has actually motivated her to use her voice. “I want to change rejection for approval, inequality for equality, and injustice for justice,” he stated. On-site at the awards was Pitbull, who was also honored as an Agent of Change. “You have been changing the world because I satisfied you,” she stated after sharing anecdotes of Pitbull as her student.
Before her sensational 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 audiences in your home. Returning to his authentic look, rocking his braids, the Puerto Rican artist provided a magnificent efficiency of “Caramelo” and “Mamacita.” He was joined by a live band of five, all using their face masks and a set of animated dancers on a Candyland-inspired set.