The 2019 Viña del Mar Festival is in full swing, bringing among the hottest acts in music to the Quinta Vergara Amphitheater in Viña del Mar, Chile.
Celebrating its 59th yr, the famend International Song Festival kicked off Sunday and culminates Friday (March 1). The five-day occasion options native and worldwide artists, who compete for one among three awards: silver torch, golden torch and silver seagull.
The pageant’s viewers, aka “the monster,” additionally performs an vital function, brazenly demonstrating its acceptance or displeasure with the artist. If an artist receives all three awards after their presentation, they're seen as a serious artist in Chile and in Latin America.
The 2019 Viña included the first-time participation of artists equivalent to Becky G and Carlos Rivera alongside veterans equivalent to Marc Anthony and Marco Antonio Solis.
Check out among the highlights under.
Wisin & Yandel make their historic Viña comeback
After six years, Wisin & Yandel returned to the Viña del Mar stage to pump up the gang with emblematic hits equivalent to “Pegao,” “Rakata” and “Pam Pam.” The Puerto Rican “duo de la historia” walked away with the final word award of the evening, the Gaviota de Oro.
During his first-ever Viña, Colombian singer Sebastian Yatra used the chance to ship a particular message of solidarity to Venezuela. “I had the chance to converse phone with the president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, and collectively we requested God to assist these whose households have needed to depart their homeland, those that have needed to depart their family members behind, and all this for the ambition of a depressing routine like that of Nicolás Maduro,” he mentioned, earlier than singing his single “Un Año.” Yatra, who nabbed the Gold and Silver Gaviotas, was joined onstage by a gaggle of Venezuelan immigrants.
Becky G has but to take the stage on the 2019 Viña del Mar (she's scheduled for Friday), however clearly, she’s been having a good time on the Chilean pageant -- particularly through the Marc Anthony set. Not solely will the “Sin Pijama” singer carry out for the primary time in Viña, however she’s additionally the youngest decide this yr at 21.
Marc Anthony, blessed because the official tamer of the “monster,” took the Viña del Mar stage on its third evening, hyping the gang together with his greatest tropical hits, together with “Flor Palida” and “Valio la Pena.” “We’ve traveled the world 20,000 occasions, however there’s no place on the planet that appears like being in Viña,” Marc mentioned. After his efficiency, Marc walked away with the Silver and Gold Gaviotas.
Backstreet Boys return after twenty years
Backstreet Boys bought out their present in two hours when Viña introduced they have been making a comeback at this yr’s pageant. The ‘90s boy band, who walked away with the Gold Gaviota, sang their best hits equivalent to “As Long as You Love Me” and “Everybody.” “It’s unimaginable to be right here, we did this 21 years in the past,” group member AJ McLean mentioned. “We’ve been just a little busy and it’s so nice to be again and we are able to’t wait to come back once more with the DNA Tour.”