Luis Fonsi and Becky G have already advanced that they intended to take Latin culture to the top. And so they did last night in their long-awaited performance at the Oscars, where they jointly performed the song “We don’t talk about Bruno”, from the soundtrack of the movie “Encanto“. Rapper Megan Thee Stallion also participated in the performance.
Actor John Leguizamo was in charge of presenting the Latin couple. Luis Fonsi stepped out in a flashy all-over light blue blazer, while Becky G wore a bright yellow suit. “I am happy to be here for the first time and to be part of a song that, as a father, I have heard many times at home. A song that celebrates Colombia, our culture, our language, and the flavor of Latinos,” Luis Fonsi said on the red carpet.
Her performance was applauded by those present at the Dolby Theater, although on social networks there are those who found her somewhat decaffeinated and out of place. Among the most notorious critics, there are those who pointed out that “it is a disgrace that the production and the singers turned such an incredible song into a horrible show, with singers who have nothing to do with the film.”
Others protested that the great Latin stars did not give way to the new talents who sang in the film. Originally, the song was composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and performed by Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Daniela Sierra, Juanse Diez, Isabel Garcés and Olga Lucía Vives.
The song “We don’t talk about bruno” spent five weeks in a row at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list, and is currently at number 2 on the prestigious ranking.
The film “Encanto“, produced by Disney and inspired by Colombian culture, won the Oscar for best animated film at the 94th edition of the most important international film awards. In addition, it competed for the categories of best original soundtrack and best original song, for “Dos oruguitas”, which was performed by Sebastián Yatra.
The song sung by Yatra is also included in “Encanto”, which has become an international audiovisual and musical phenomenon. “I will be there, representing my Colombia, which is also on the front page of the world with this film,” he confessed before the gala.
In addition to the renowned Latin stars, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Reba McEntire performed at the gala, cited for interpreting or composing the songs of different films nominated for the awards.
In these Latin-accented Oscars, attendees will finally enjoy a full return to post-pandemic normalcy. In a gala that was marked by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on stage, more than 3,000 attendees were able to attend live and enjoy the great night of cinema at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.