JLo showed off her powerful vocals and colorful dance skills at the AMAs while honoring the Queen of Salsa! She combined three Celia Cruz songs for her jaw-dropping performance — and accentuated them with three outfit changes!
Jennifer Lopez‘s performance at the 2013 American Music Awards on Nov. 24 paid a beautiful tribute to the late musical legend, Celia Cruz. JLo proved that she can really do it all: sing, dance, and get the whole crowd on their feet!
Jennifer Lopez Performance At AMAs — JLo Shakes Booty During Celia Cruz Tribute
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Jennifer, 44, honored Celia Cruz with a spicy mashup of her iconic songs! She turned the stage into a total dance party. Surrounded by sexy Latin dancers, Jennifer fit flawlessly into the dance performance as she twirled, shimmied, and flipped along with the dancers.
“[Celia’s] music was full of work and energy, it fills your soul and in your bones when you listen to it, you can’t help but dance, I feel like she made the world dance,” Jennifer told The Associated Press about Celia’s work.
Jennifer showed off some of the quickest costume changes ever — she showed off three distinct, vibrant looks to transition between dance-worthy songs!
JLo definitely captured a bit of Celia’s energy in her performance — and introduced Celia to a whole new bunch of fans!
“I know that a lot of fans who will watch the show will know who she was, but we will also educate a lot of people reminding them of the impact she had in the music scene, not just in Latin American countries, but also in the United States,” JLo told AP.
Jennifer Lopez Brings Her Kids To AMAs Rehearsals
Before her amazing performance, JLo made her rehearsals a real family affair! “She came to the American Music Awards rehearsals, and brought her son [Max] and daughter [Emme],” an eyewitness told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY of a Nov. 22 rehearsal. “It’s like mommy brought her kids to a typical work day. First of all she looks gorgeous with no make-up on, performed an outstanding number singing and dancing and then was immediately back to being mom and taking care of her kids.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did you love Jennifer’s AMAs performance?
— Reporting by Sandra Clark, Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski