Super Bowl 2020: Shakira and Jennifer López's 'amazing' performance attracts Priyanka Chopra and her fans
Jennifer Lopez & Shakira brought an energetic jolt of Latina star power to Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, delivering hip-shaking choreography & a medley of infectious hits to one of the world's glitziest stages.
Latin artists Bad Bunny & J Balvin appeared as surprise guests in the extravaganza, which signaled its Latin American influences from the onset, when Shakira greeted the stadium audience in Spanish with "Hola, Miami."
Dressed in a sequined, ruby-red outfit with matching boots, Shakira led her team of dancers through snippets of hits such as "Whenever, Wherever" & " Hips do not lie before giving way to J-Lo.
Lopez made her entrance in black leather & studs on a stage set resembling the top of the Empire State Building, as "Jenny from the Block" proudly announced she was from the Bronx, New York.
Curse!!! That halftime show ... amazing to see women so powerful that they come together for such an amazing show ... https://t.co/z5Wf1UO4Rj - PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 1580693521000
One thing was certain that the two divas had everyone's attention, including the Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra , who was completely impressed with the sizzling show. The actress turned to her Twitter account to congratulate the two in a post that said: Damn it! That part-time show ... amazing to see women so powerful that they come together for such an amazing performance.
She was not the only one singing praise of the big halftime show. Fans & viewer took to socail media to sing praise of the two beauties & commend them for their sizzling performance.
Shakira And Jennifer Lopez Stage was iconic listen to shakera hitting them notes at #SuperBowl omg https://t.co/gn2srA7AEW - ☀️R☻ndz⁷ ^ ♡ ^ H☻biuary Eg☻ 🌙 (@ HabibiHobi94) 1580697943000
Forget the game! This is all I wanted! I think we all win tonight! 😍🤤❤️ @shakira @JLo https://t.co/t48sBBJhCR - Adrian Lopez sXe🦅🐉 (@ AdrianLopez011) 1580702483000
Proud to be Latino! @JLo & @shakira killed it! https://t.co/25CyeoxCRZ - Luis Hernández Swift (@SwiftHernandez) 1580701778000
To all 49ers fans, my deepest condolences, but did you see @shakira & @JLo? #SuperBowl #voiceofdixie https://t.co/AYaVK2lBnY - Samantha Ortiz (@Samantha_DSN) 1580701489000
Congrats to @JLo & @shakira for giving all of us the best Half-Time Show I've seen in years!!!! #SuperBowl… https://t.co/Bn2SRizKLR - The Messenger Nastacia (@NastaciaThe) 1580702239000
Wow!!! @JLo @shakira this show is magical !! I'm here shaken now! https://t.co/N5BMxspjzQ - Kristen Sefani (@KristenSefani) 1580697143000
Was a big fan of these two exceptional women in the #PepsiHalftimeShow... 43- & 50-year-old mothers who have been… https://t.co/ixvFmzTSRx - hChristopher Haskell (@NoBadMovie) 1580703186000
Stunning & high energy performance ladies! @JLo @shakira made us super proud! And get it #miniJLo https://t.co/UFIEsRlUVX - lyndahofficial (@lyndahofficial) 1580697528000
Wow!!! Spectacular!!! @JLo @shakira I ❤️ them 🔥✨⚡️💥 https://t.co/EqjJxMaOP9 - Cris Almeida (@crisnovaalmeida) 1580697268000
The best part-time show! Showing how sexy women can be! @shakira @JLo https://t.co/R5OHXocTsz - Jeremy Benson (@ jlbenson92) 1580702221000
It's time for us to give Shakira her dues, she is a global LEGEND, has been in the game for over 20 years, consists… https://t.co/OKiLu9k5Uw - George (@ ggtwit9) 1580700607000
The 12-minute part-time show, along with commercials, has become a popular feature of the Super Bowl show alongside the game itself, which attracts about 100 million viewers in the United States.
In Miami, a city of Latin majority, where the Kansas City Chiefs played against the San Francisco 49ers for the National Football League championship, the program organizers had discreetly accumulated expectations for a demonstration of feminine power with a twist Latin.
The backgrounds of the two headliners fit two of the demographics the National Football League is trying to attract to expand its fan base: women & Latinos.
J-Lo, 50, is the Bronx-born child of Puerto Rican parents who, as her own hit "Jenny from the Block" attests, rose from humble roots to become an international star of Hollywood movies & popular music with her own fashion & fragrance lines.
As her set progressed, J-Lo changed in a wink into a lacy body suit, unfurling a rectangular boa with the U.S. flag on one side & the Puerto Rican flag on the other. It was a subtle reminder that Puerto Ricans - hit by a Category 5 hurricane in 2017 & more recently set back by a series of earthquakes - are Americans, too.
She then strutted to "On the Floor," a 2011 hit, & "Let's Get Loud," a track from her debut 1999 album, featuring a girls' choir.
Shakira, 43, who is from Barranquilla, Colombia, in building up the show she let it be known she sympathized with Latinos in the United States, where anti-immigration rhetoric has become more open in recent years.
"Latinos are going through a difficult time in the U.S. right now, & I think it's very important for us to convey a message of unity & also to show what a relevant force the Latin community is in this country," Shakira told reporters on Thursday.
This year's Super Bowl broke ground for women in high places, including in the ownership of both teams (Denise York of the 49ers & Norma Hunt of the Chiefs), & on the sidelines, where San Francisco's offensive assistant Katie Sowers became the first woman to coach in a Super Bowl.
"That statement alone is empowering," Lopez told reporters on Thursday, referring to the women owners & halftime headliners.
The Super Bowl halftime show started out 53 years ago with university marching bands, a high school drill team & two guys flying with jet packs. It has since evolved into a showcase for A-list talent, including Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Madonna & Lady Gaga .
One of the most notable performances came in 2004 when Justin Timberlake He pulled on Janet Jackson's clothes, briefly exposing a chest adorned with a nipple shield. The Federal Communications Commission of the USA UU. He sought to fine the CBS station $ 550,000 for indecency for the incident, which Timberlake called famous as a locker room malfunction, but the fine was revoked in court.