Making a live awards show in the midst of a pandemic is almost impossible but Univision managed to do it and Premios 2020 Juventud exceeded all expectations.
Broadcast live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. On Thursday night (August 13th), the 17th annual Youth Awards fostered technology and innovation to provide a safe environment for the country’s scarce talent, such as Karol G, Sebastian Yatra and El Alfa, to name a few. The audience was completely virtual.
Premios Juventud, which this year paid tribute to many front-line heroes, including food bank volunteers and health professionals, began with PJ Takeover’s pre-show featuring performances by Jay Wheeler, Kendo Kaponi, Neto Bernal , Pitizion, Alex Rose and Rafa Pabon.
The awards show began with a PJ-only version of Bob Marley̵7;s “One Love” performed by Wailers, Cedella and Skip Marley, Pedro Capó, Rauw Alejandro, Farruko, Camilo, and Kany García, who joined the stage to send a message of love, justice and inclusion. Pitbull followed with his first TV performance of his single “I Believe We Will Win”.
The main winners of the night include Bad Bunny receiving eight awards, followed by Carol 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 a limited audience and for home viewers. Others, like CNCO, Cristian Castro and Gloria Trevi, performed virtually. The night closed with a special tribute to Celia Cruz from the Sabana Music Group KYEN concept? ES ?.
Below, take a look at some of Juventus Premium 2020 Highlights.
For the most part, Premios Juventud focused and recognized the hatless heroes who are facing the Coronavirus pandemic. Many artists, such as Rafa Pabon, Ricky Martin, Becky G and Kany Garcia, used the platform to address human rights and elections.
“I have always tried to use my platform to talk about influential topics,” Becky G said when she received her Agent for Change award and I dedicated it to Tamika Mallory and Vanessa Guillen, who inspired her to use her voice. her. “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. “
The agent of Change honoree, Ricky Martin, also spoke about his mission to promote change during his acceptance speech. “I want to change the refusal to accept, the inequality for equality and the injustice for justice,” he said. “For all those young people who have passion and strength, I encourage you to be an agent of change in your community. I count on you. You have the key to change. “Both Ricky and Becky were present in a holographic version.
Pitbull gets Emotional:
In place at these awards was Pitbull, who was also honored as an Agent of Change. The Cuban-American artist discussed the importance of education in his speech, saying it is the real revolution, salvation and solution. However, before giving his speech, Pitbull was surprised by a video from one of his growing mentors, Hope Martinez. “You have changed the world since I met you,” she said after sharing Pitbull anecdotes as her student.
With tears in his eyes, Mr. 305 said that Hope not only inspired him, but changed his life when no one believed in him. He dedicated his award to the teacher, his mother, aunt, grandmother, industry friends and 10,000 students at his Slam school.
An unforgettable Selim Selena:
One of the long-awaited moments of the night was the Selena Tribute celebrating 25 years of music and heritage. Karol G introduced the special, saying that Selena has marked her generation and that is why she has a tattoo of her on her arm. “It continues to shine every day and that is why it is eternal,” she said.
Danna Paola, Natti Natasha, Ally Brooke, and Greeicy all separate stages, blinded by Selena-inspired outfits, and performed an intervention of “Como La Flor”, “Carcacha”, “Techno Cumbia”, “Amor Prohibido” , Baila Esta Cumbia, “And” Photography and Memories “.
Carol G then presented AB Quintanilla two Music Heritage awards to her and his late sister. “I dedicate this award to my mom and dad,” he said, noting that because of them he and his sisters fell in love with music.
J Balvin COVID-19 Message:
J Balvin was given the video with a purpose for Colin Tilley directed by him “Rojo”, which sends a powerful message of “do not write and do not drive”. In a pre-recorded message, Balvin thanked his fans and confessed that he tested positive for COVID and is recovering. “These have been very difficult, very complicated days. “Sometimes we would not think we would get it, but I took it and it got worse,” he said. My message to those who follow me, new fans and people in general is to take care. This is not a joke. “The virus is real and it is dangerous.”
Heartfelt performance by Gloria Trevi:
Gloria Trevi did not miss the opportunity to shine at Premios Juventud and also sent a message of hope during these proven times. Ahead of her stunning performance of her single “Demasiado Fragiles”, the Mexican singer said she misses her fans and was on stage. “But the pandemic had other plans,” she said. “What she does not know is that she can not separate us and that in one way or another we will be reunited again. I invite you to my home and from my home to your heart and your hearts, I want to I send you this message. “
Candylicious and Ozuna Performance:
Ozuna, like all other shows, really boosted the virtual audience and home viewers. Returning to his authentic look, shaking his braids, the Porto Rican artist held a spectacular display of “Caramelo” and “Mamacita”. He was joined by a live group of five, all wearing face masks and a group of animated dancers in a Candyland-inspired group.