This past weekend at Coachella was one for the books. Latin superstars took the center stage and sang some of their greatest hits. But the performance everyone was anticipating and talking about is Reggaeton’s highest- paid artist and top-charting queen, Karol G.
The crowd went wild when Karol G got on stage. La bichota had arrived and she made sure her presence was felt amongst festival goers. “What’s up Coachella? I see there’s a lot of blue hair out there,” she said at the sea of blue-haired fans belting out her name in excitement.
She showed up with her entourage of fierce dancers wearing a denim bodysuit wrapped in silver and blue belts, paired with some high-knee denim boots and her signature blue hair and kicked-off her set with “Mi Cama” and fan-favorites like “El Makinon”, “Tusa” and “Bichota”.
But the crowd went wild when Karol G introduced surprise guest Becky G to sing their No. 1 hit “Mamiii” for the first time ever! There wasn’t a person in the audience who wasn’t singing this ‘break-up anthem’ to the top of their lungs. But the Bichota’s unforgettable performance doesn’t end there.
While Karol G was having an outfit change, a video montage played on the jumbo screens that showed videos of world-wide Latin hits such as Gloria Estefan’s “Conga”, Richie Valen’s “La Bamba” and Santana’s “Oye Como Va”.
Karol G made her way back to the stage in a different outfit–this time a tricolor two-piece with that represented the Colombian Flag.
“These are the colors of my flag,” she said, visibly proud. “I am from Colombia and tonight I feel so happy and proud to represent my country and the Latino community. Now, I want to honor the songs that went No. 1 in the world and were never played on this stage. Those songs gave me the opportunity to be here.”
Suddenly the lights dimmed and on the jumbo screen the video of Selena’s last concert in her purple iconic two-piece ensemble played. Once again, the crowd went wild. Her next set included medleys which played homage to some of Latin musics most influential artists who had No.1 hits and contributed to expanding Latin Music.
Selena’s “Como La Flor,” followed by Ricky Martin’s “María” Los Del Río’s “Macarena,” Celia Cruz’s “La Vida Es un Carnaval,” Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina,” Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” and J Balvin’s “Mi Gente” were included in this set.
Karol G’s performance was not only unforgettable, it was iconic.