Shakira Performs at World Cup Closing Ceremony, Brings Son Milan to Stageإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Colombian pop sensation Shakira, Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana, Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo and a samba school lead the musical entertainment at Sunday's World Cup closing ceremony.
Following the opening song, Shakira performed at her third World Cup, and sang "La La La (Brazil 2014)" alongside home favorite Carlinhos Brown.
The Colombian star kicked off the closing ceremony for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in grand fashion.
Dressed in a revealing red bodysuit, the diva and judge on NBC's “The Voice” gyrated and shimmied as she performed the infectious song just before the start of the final between Germany and Argentina.
Shakira's performance, which received positive reviews on social media, was choreographed by Colombian dancer and Zumba creator, Alberto “Beto” Perez.
Later, Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean, Santana and Sangalo also performed during an 18-minute show inside the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The performances were “set to a soundtrack of samba music, incorporating a cast of 400 people,” according to FIFA.
Moments after rocking the stadium, Shakira brought her son, Milan Pique, 1, on stage inside the stadium for a proper introduction to the world.
Four years ago in South Africa, Shakira sang "Waka Waka" and four years before that in Germany she performed her hit "Hips Don't Lie".
It turns out that the World Cup has a very special meaning for Shakira. In 2010, she met her boyfriend, Gerard Pique, 27, while promoting her then-anthem for the sports event.
Gerard is the center-back for the Spanish soccer team.
“That was so much fun! ¡Increíble! ShakHQ #WorldCup #ClosingCeremony,” Shakira captioned a collage of photos from the World Cup, including a sweet photo of herself with Milan.
The opening ceremony on 12 June at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena starred rapper Pitbull, singer Jennifer Lopez and Brazil's Claudia Leitte.