Billboard Latin 2014's Best and Worst
Marc Anthony's el número uno.
There was so much rumba coming from the BankUnited Center last night, the roof almost collapsed. Los cantantes set the stage on fire (literally) y la gente were going wild con la música.
Marc Anthony dominated the night by winning ten Billboard Latin awards, including Artist of the Year, while una fanática crashed his encore performance, Andrea Bocelli and Laura Pausini sent shudders down everyone's spines with their powerful pipes, and Wisin wore a questionable pair of pants.
Check out the best, the worst, y loquera of the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2014.
See also: Billboard Latin 2014's Winners
Worst: Wisin's Hammer Pants
We don't know what Wisin was thinking when el reggaetonero decided to wear this for his opening performance with Sean Paul. We're also not sure if it's a Hammer pants onesie, or an extremely long, dominatrix-looking leather shirt over Hammer pants.
Best: Wisin and Sean Paul Opening with "Baby Danger"
Stupid outfit aside, the Billboard committee couldn't have chosen a more energetic pair of locos to pump up the crowd. Wisin and Sean Paul set the blazing stage on fire (literally) with "Baby Danger" and got the audience going wild with their ritmo caliente.
Worst: Cristian Castro's Extremely Awkward Facial Expression
After Cristian Castro's tender, high-pitched "ohhs" and "ahhs" during "Déjame Conmigo," he left the crowd with a priceless memory: an extremely awkward facial expression. Here it is for your viewing pleasure at 3:23.
He didn't take home any awards last night, but el Colombiano ripped our heart into "Mil Pedazos" with his guitar and sweet voice. But from the looks of his success with Loco de Amor, we're pretty sure he'll be taking home a dozen crystal trophies next year.
Worst: Chayanne Staring at His Dancer's Crotch
El cantante Puertorriqueño premiered his latest single, "Humanos a Marte" last night. The song was catchy, but the most entertaining part was las bailarinas dancing and twirling all over him. And the most awkward part was when el Boricua stared deep into one of his dancers' golden crotch. Check it out at 3:55.
(OK, but we should add that the singer recently lost his mother to cancer. The amount of strength it must have taken him to perform at an awards show in front of millions of viewers at a time of mourning is admirable. Our thoughts go out to you, Chayanne.)
Best: Franco de Vita
The Venezuelan singer, producer, and songwriter was awarded the Hall of Fame Honor for over three decades of musical badassery. And his performance was the ultimate #TBT, during which he played the piano and acoustic guitar to a mashup of his greatest hits, including "Te Amo" and a bluesy, Springsteen-like rendition of "Ya Basta."
Worst: Fan Crashing Marc Anthony's Encore Performance of "Vivir Mi Vida"
Marc Anthony can do no wrong. After being named Artist of the Year, he rocked the stage with his smooth salsa ways to "Cambio de Piel." A commercial break and encore introduction to "Vivir Mi Vida" later, the Nuyorican's number-one fan decide to join him on stage, until she was kicked out. While no video of the alleged party crasher is to be found, here's a video of Marc Anthony singing and dancing to "Cambio de Piel."
Best: Laura Pausini and Andrea Bocelli
In celebration of Ms. Pausini's 20 Grandes Éxitos and Mr. Bocelli's Lifetime Achievement Award, fireworks lit the stage as the duo sang "Vive Ya" in one of the most powerful performances of the night, and it was amazing.
Worst: Enrique Iglesias' Acceptance Speech for Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Collaboration
Shortly after Enrique Iglesias went "Bailando" with Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno, el cantante was called to the stage to accept el premio for his song "Loco" with Romeo Santos (who skipped out on the awards this year).
The Spanish "papisongo" (in the words of host, Roselyn Sanchez) thanked everyone -- his producers, fans, colleagues, family -- everyone except for, you know, the guy who made it all happen.
"Wait, wait, wait, I almost forgot, the collaborator, Romeo Santos, because if it wasn't for him, we wouldn't be accepting this award. So thank you, Romeo Santos."
Nice save, Enrique.
Best: Marc Anthony's Epic Acceptance Speeches
Everyone knows Marc Anthony dominated the awards show last night. But some of the best moments were his epic acceptance speeches. When he was called to the stage to accept the award for Song of the Year, Airplay, for "Vivir Mi Vida," he danced his way up the stairs, and sang along to the recording. When it was time for him to claim the trophy for Artist of the Year, he yelled, "Boricua!" on the mic.
Gotta love Marc.
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