The visually stunning set was the first by a Spanish-language artist on Corden's show.
If you're doing something for the first time you better make it count. And Daddy Yankee did just that on Wednesday night (March 20) when he became the first Spanish-language musical act to perform on The Late Late Show. The Puerto Rican star lit up James Corden's studio with an electric performance of his Snow-sampling hit "Con Calma," which included cameos from the blue sweatsuit-wearing dancers and giant Yankee heads from the earworm song's official video.
Eight of the dancers took the fog-shrouded set as the track kicked off, quickly exiting to make way for Yankee, who walked out onto a 90-degree angled stage that enveloped him in digital images, including a grid below his feet and two animated faces with blood (or ketchup?) dripping from their glasses on either side of him. As the song's infectious beat kicked in, digital renderings of Yankee filled the screen, morphing into thick, multi-colored streaks of animated rain that poured down all around.
A quartet of dancers wearing giant Yankee heads joined in midway through, popping, locking and dipping across the front of the stage as Yankee dropped some ad libs around a digital cameo from Canadian rapper Snow, whose 1992 hit provides the bed for the track, which recently hit No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart dated March 16.