Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, and Frankie J - rock the Prudential Center!!
It's been a long time since I have been impressed by pop stars for their vocal and dancing ability. Well last week, I was impressed. Not only did these three Latino pop stars put on a good show, they SANG really well.
Frankie J opened the concert at the Prudential Center last Friday, July 20th with a new song and some oldies. He sang beautifully and the crowd (all be it small for this concert) was really into it. People mainly remember him for "Suga, Suga" and "Don't Wanna Try" but he did sing this beautiful, new Spanish song "Tienes Que Creer en Mi". I think he won some Real Housewives of New Jersey over with his beautiful song.
Next up came frat boy, Enrique Iglesias. Though he was never one of my favorites, he did put on a great show! He sang some oldies and some of the newer songs like "Dirty Dancer" and "Baby, I Like It". Even with his jeans, white t, and worn-out, faded baseball cap, he did make me reminisce about some of those songs from the late 90s like "Be With You." Oh that one really took me back! His band was great and so was the light show...
But nothing compared to the show that JLo put on! Wow she really worked it. Not only did she come out dancing, full speed and high energy, she sang really well. I don't think people believe that she is the best singer out there, but to put on that type of dance routine for each song, then sing while running back and forth across the stage, I was impressed. She looked amazing too - her abs were cut and her hair and make up was really beautiful. Her dancers and the routines really stole the show. She took us down memory lane singing a couple of songs from each of her albums. By far, the best set was the slow set! She sang "Alive" while home videos and photos of her and her kids looped on video behind her. It was really great and touching. She looked normal, like a mom with 2 cute kids. Of course before the encore she did a little dance number with her new boyfriend and everyone cheered. She closed the show with a special surprise! Wisin Y Yandel showed up for the final song, "Follow the Leader". They were originally on the bill for this concert but backed out a few weeks ago. It was a definite crowd pleaser, having them perform with JLo on the song that is doing so well for them.
Overall, it was a great concert and like I said I was thoroughly impressed by the singing. It made me want to hear some of these great songs again. If you can check it out, definitely try - give pop starts a chance!