Enrique Iglesias Shines & Pitbull Gets Assist From Marc Anthony at L.A. Concert
Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and Prince Royce, each with his own style and sound, packed the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the Euphoria Tour in a show that left little time for sitting as the trio performed some of their biggest hits.
The concert on Thursday (Oct. 7) included special guests such as Puerto Rican duo Wisin & Yandel who performed "No Me Digas Que No"/"Do Not Tell Me No" with Iglesias. Marc Anthony also appeared as a surprise to perform the hit single "Rain Over Me" with Pitbull.
Royce gave his all with his smooth voice that showed off his versatility in pop, bachata and R&B. Pitbull's blast of energy and his nonstop pop- and rap anthems left fans wanting more, while Iglesias catered to the bilingual and bicultural crowd with songs in English and Spanish reaching from a rich catalog of music that included "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You"), "Bailamos," and "I Like It" (featuring Pitbull).
One of the night's biggest moments belonged to Anthony whose presence made the decibel levels rise dramatically which is no surprise considering Anthony's last few months with new music, a tour, Kohl's commercials and his very public separation from Jennifer Lopez.
Last month Pitbull, too, joined Anthony in a Miami concert to perform "Rain On Me." Even though he performed briefly as part of the nearly three-plus hour concert, Anthony commanded the heartfelt surprise that fit well with the energy, enthusiasm and pace of show that was kept people dancing for most of it.
New York-born Prince Royce, who opened the show, warmed up the audience with his music and his R&B "Addicted" song hints at what is yet to come. Earlier this year he signed with Atlantic for English-language releases.
Pitbull took to the stage with his popular dance tracks and his signature fist pump that has made the Cuban American rapper a force within the music business with such hits as "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)," "I Know You Want Me," and "Bon, Bon."
Iglesias, who closed the show, appeared in his signature cap, T-shirt and jeans opened his set with "Tonight I'm Loving You." Twice during his set he invited fans to the stage: one was a man who said he surprised his Colombian girlfriend with tickets to the show and the other was a woman from Arizona who held on tightly to Iglesias while he sang "Hero."
"My husband doesn't have to know about this," the woman said jokingly as a roar of screams filled the venue. "No one is going to tell."
The Euphoria Tour next continues to more than 10 cities including Las Vegas, Houston, Atlanta and Miami with a final stop in New York.