Jennifer Lopez had a show-stopping second at Sunday’s “Vax Live” concert. No, it wasn’t a public reunion with Ben Affleck — though he was in attendance — however slightly a heartwarming one together with her mother.
Lopez, 51, carried out at Global Citizen’s“Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World,” and invited her mom, Guadalupe Rodríguez, up for a canopy of Neil Diamond’s 1969 hit, “Candy Caroline.” It is the “lullaby” Rodríguez used to sing Lopez when she was a child.
“Mother, is it true you used to sing me this track once I was a child?” Lopez requested Rodríguez, 75, onstage.
“After I used to rock you… I might sing, ‘Candy Jennifer,'” Rodríguez confirmed.
“Sing it to me identical to you used to sing it to me,” Lopez stated, enlisting the viewers’s assist. The gang, which consisted of 20,000 absolutely vaccinated frontline heroes, joined in and belted out the “Candy Jennifer” rendition.
After the “Candy Jennifer” second, the group at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles’s Inglewood neighborhood stayed on their ft to listen to Lopez end singing the traditional model. It was a touching second as Lopez informed the group she, like so many individuals, was unable to see her mother final yr amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The live performance, which airs on numerous networks Saturday, Might 8, goals to lift COVID-19 vaccine consciousness whereas calling on world leaders to assist make vaccines extra accessible within the poorest elements of the world.
When Lopez returned later through the pre-taped present, it was a little bit of a unique vibe.
The triple menace threw on a neon bodysuit and black leather-based knee-high boots for an attractive efficiency of “Ain’t Your Mama” — though the Hustlers actress needed to wait some time earlier than she may get going.
Host Selena Gomez and Chrissy Teigen, who launched Lopez’s second efficiency, had some teleprompter hiccups. The celebrities ended up doing a number of takes whereas Lopez stood onstage together with her dancers, arms up and able to go. However everybody — J.Lo included — laughed by means of it.
When Teigen tousled her strains earlier than throwing to Lopez she quipped on the microphone, “I f***** up too, Selena!” inflicting the viewers to erupt. The Cravings creator joked in regards to the mishap afterward Instagram, writing “it was actually an honor” to flub her phrases in public once more.
“I missed that. I miss individuals a lot. I miss making individuals smile and snicker. My objective. This week I discovered the phrase ‘mudita’ – sympathetic pleasure, pleasure from giving others pleasure. That’s me. That’s my pleasure!” she wrote.
Though some had been hoping for a Lopez-Affleck reunion, it did not occur — publicly, no less than. (Stories circulated over the weekend they had been spending time collectively once more as “friends.”) Affleck, who was engaged to his Gigli co-star within the early aughts, did a bit with Jimmy Kimmel as an alternative.
Along with Lopez, International Citizen’s live performance options performances by Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R. Prince Harry, who appeared in individual, was a marketing campaign chair with Meghan Markle.
The “Vax Stay” live performance will air Saturday on ABC, ABC Information Stay, CBS, YouTube, iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations and the iHeartRadio App at 8 PM ET. It can run on FOX at 11 PM ET. YouTube will stream an prolonged model on the International Citizen channel, which can embody further performances and appearances.
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