Oh what a night! The Latin Grammys 2013 had everyone up and dancing. With some amazing performances including several electrifying duets, the 14th annual celebration of Latin music held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was a total hit! Although I normally have a favorite performance, I must say I'm having a hard time choosing one after tonight's phenomenal event.
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There were a couple of performances before Colombian Carlos Vives got on stage, but his was so great that I'll just jump straight into it. The artist, who'd been away from the stage for a while, sang "Volví a Nacer," for which he won a Grammy for Song of the Year. Vives also won for Tropical Fusion Album for Corazón Profundo. I can't tell you how happy I am that he's back!
One of the most touching moments of the night--at least for me--was Alejandro Sanz performance. The Spanish singer-songwriter got up on stage to perform "La Música no se Toca" from his album of the same name which won him a Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album, together with 29 students from the distinguished Berklee College of Music.
The ever sexy Ricky Martin appeared on stage in more than one occasion. First, he performed together with ex-Menudo member Draco Rosa, who won one of the most coveted Grammys of the night for Album of the Year for "Vida". Ricky also sung with the Spaniard Miguel Bosé whom he presented with the award for Person of the Year 2013. In all honesty, watching Bosé singing with Laura Pausini, Juanes and then Ricky Martin was one of my favorite parts of the show because they took me back down memory lane--especially when he sung "Amante Bandido".
But before I continue with the night's highlights, I need to stop for a second to tell you that I was blown away by how great Lucero, the event's MC, looked, particularly in that red dress with the plunging neckline that hugged her body beautifully and elegantly.
As expected, Pitbull--who gon a Grammy for Urban Performance for "Echa Pa'llá"--got everybody up and dancing when he performed first with El Cata and then with Enrique Iglesias. But one of my favorite performances of the night and, from the looks of it, of the public too, was Marc Anthony's who sung "Vivir mi Vida", the song which won him a Grammy for Record of the Year. No surprise there since it's such an awesome song!
The night came to an end to the rhythms of salsa with an absolutely wonderful performance by the Salsa Giants, which included Oscar D'Leon Willy Chirino and Tito Nieves. A very tropical way to close the 14th Annual Latin Grammys which were totally dominated by male artists.