Latin Grammys: Marc Anthony, Pitbull shower Vegas with “Rain”


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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, they say. But until the second hour of Univision’s telecast, it was a bit hard to tell that the Latin Grammy Awards actually were happening in Vegas.

That’s because many of the live performances had been ultra-mellow, musica romantica numbers that lacked the million-watt glitz that screams out ‘LAS VEGAS!!!’ like a flashing neon marquee.

Then Pitbull floated onto the stage in a see-through white globe that seemed to have wandered in from a Cirque du Soleil show. Seconds later, Marc Anthony materialized amid a swarm of lingerie-clad female dancers balancing on chairs like the femmes fatales in ‘Chicago.’


Together, they launched into their insanely catchy, entendre-loaded, synth-driven dance hit duet ‘Rain Over Me,’ while the chorines gyrated through an onstage torrent of spraying water.

Now that’s the cheesy, irresistible Las Vegas we all know.


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