Jennifer Lopez and Shakira deliver red-hot performance

Ever since Shakira and Jennifer Lopez were announced as headlining the Super Bowl LIV Halftime show, it was expected that the two would bring the Latino Power, and the singers did not disappoint.

The divas delivered a show that began with Shakira, who opened with “She Wolf,” followed by a medley of her hit songs, including “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie.” Viewers at home and in the stadium were surprised to hear Shakira launch into “I Like It,” the song made famous by Cardi B. Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny joined in on a Super Bowl remix of sorts. 

JLo’s performance followed with a demonstration of her pole dancing talents, courtesy of the movie “Hustlers,” in which she stars. It was just one of a dozen-plus choreographed pieces which showed her versatility as a performer and, yes, as a singer. Among her greatest hits mini-set were the classics “Jenny from the Block” followed by “Ain’t it Funny” and “Get Right.” She then changed wardrobe to a silver and nude one piece and into “Waiting for Tonight.” 

Colombian artist JBalvin joined Lopez for a performance of “Que Calor,” while she sang “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” The two switched to “Mi Gente,” on which Balvin collaborates on with Beyoncé, who was also in the building. As Balvin exited the stage, Lopez went into “On the Floor” and touched hands with her daughter Emmy, who led as a vocalist in a chorus of children performing a slowed-down and moving rendition of “Let’s Get Loud.” Nodding to her own heritage, Lopez was draped in a coat bearing the Puerto Rican flag.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Jennifer Lopez and mom Guadalupe Lopez out and about on September 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 07: Jennifer Lopez attends the "Hustlers" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Jennifer Lopez attends Alexander Wang & STXfilms’ New York Special Screening of “Hustlers” on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for STXfilms / Alexander Wang)
NEW YORK, NY- Jennifer Lopez at The View promoting Hustlers on September 11, 2019 in New York City. Credit: RW/MediaPunch
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 25: Jennifer Lopez attends the Photo Call For STX Entertainment's "Hustlers" at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on August 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 08: Jennifer Lopez attends the Audi Canada, Sofia and World Class post-screening event for "Hustlers" during the Toronto International Film Festival at Sofia on September 08, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/Getty Images for Audi Canada)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: SiriusXM Town Hall with Jennifer Lopez hosted by Hoda Kotb at the SiriusXM Studios on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Jennifer Lopez is seen on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 881 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Lopez during an interview with host Seth Meyers on September 11, 2019 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1116 -- Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lopez arrives to the show on September 10, 2019 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 08: Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu stop by AT&T ON LOCATION during Toronto International Film Festival 2019 at Hotel Le Germain on September 08, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for AT&T)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 07: Jennifer Lopez at the "Hustlers" Press Conference at the Fairmont Royal York on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by V E Anderson/WireImage)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the "Hustlers" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for TIFF)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Jennifer Lopez is seen on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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By extending an invitation to J Balvin and Bad Bunny, it seems that Shakira and JLO clearly strategized to have Colombian and Puerto Rican talent onstage at all times. But it wasn’t until “Waka Waka,” the halftime show’s finale when Jennifer Lopez shared in vocal duties, that the two most powerful Latinas in entertainment performed together in a perfectly synchronized last bow. 

The two stars hugged at the end of the performance taking in the history-making moment as the first Latinas to headline a Super Bowl halftime stage. 

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