Saturday night was ignited by the presence of two of the most important Latino artists, Bad Bunny and Rosalia, on the famous stage of Saturday Night Live.
The Latino duo performed ‘La Noche de Anoche,’ and Bad Bunny later came back to perform ‘Te Deseo Lo Mejor,’ bringing with him the belt he won at WWE’s Raw earlier this week. Their second participation together gave us back a sense of normalcy after a year full of anguish and sadness.
The SNL stage tradition does not usually feature music in other languages. However, this is not the first time it has happened.BTS, the Korean boy band sang in 2019, Shakira and Alejandro Sanz were there in 2005 singing in Spanish, ‘La Tortura;’ in 1998, and Luciano Pavarotti sang in Latin, and the Gipsy Kings sang ‘Bamboleo’ in 1989. Before that, Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band were there in 1985 singing in French, although there’s no recording of the event.
The songs performed by Bad Bunny and Rosalía belong to the Puerto Rican singer’s third album of 2020 entitled ‘El Último Tour del Mundo,’ which dropped in December. No stranger to shattering records and being different, San Benito was the first artist ever to release an entirely Spanish-language album that reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
2020 was undoubtedly the year of the Bunny. He was on the cover of the New York Times; signed a movie deal to be in Brad Pitt and Michael Shannon’s new movie, Bullet Train. He also signed a Cheetos collaboration and another one with Crocs; he held a concert throughout New York’s Puerto Rican Barrio, and much more.
The Saturday night’s show was hosted by Rege-Jean Page from Netflix’s Bridgerton, who introduced the guests. As everyone sat down with their popcorn in hand, the social-distanced show opened with a steamy performance from the two singers.
— Con Todo (@contodonetflix) February 21, 2021
The song, entirely in Spanish, recounts the first night a couple hooks up, and my-oh-my did Twitter have fans gushing over their performance. The tension was so evident between Bad Bunny and Rosalía that some viewers even thought there might be more than just performance going on beyond the song.
Me after watching Rosalia and bad bunny almost kiss. pic.twitter.com/mzMK4rDAa7
— Heather (@hereeforthetea) February 21, 2021
— Siobhain (@summer0001) February 21, 2021
We can’t explain it either, but la noche de anoche looked mighty passionate.