This was Rauw Alejandro’s performance at the 2023 Latin Grammys: from tears in ‘Se fue’ to rocking out with Juanes in ‘Baby Hello’

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Rosalía’s performance to open the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards ceremony had already generated hundreds of headlines around the world for his chosen song: Rocío Jurado’s love broke. A very commented message and open to many interpretations as was also experienced after the live show of Rauw Alejandro.

The one from Puerto Rico did not leave anyone indifferent with his medley in which he surprised with the substance and the form. The performer started singing almost a cappella a song with a title that also had a lot of meaning: He went away. The song of Laura Pausinihonored as ‘Person of the Year’ a few minutes before her time on stage, brought the soloist to the brink of tears.

It was just before waking up from sleep and getting back on track with a dance and choreography show while singing. Do not let me go in the middle of the halls of the FIBES in Seville that led to his final performance. And that was where Rauw Alejandro He changed register again and surprised us with a surprise guest on stage.

Juanes began to release riffs from his guitar that introduced the great song. Baby Hello that the soloist signed in his double collaboration with Bizarre. From crying to perreo and from there to bringing all of Seville to its feet with the rockiest version of the hit that we could have ever imagined.

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The smile on the musician’s face and the hug in which he merged with the Colombian made it clear that Rauw Alejandro had achieved exactly what he wanted. A round performance offering a different and surprising dimension of his musical talent.

The artist already has his mind set on his musical future as he revealed exclusively to the WECB colleagues who traveled to Seville to cover the red carpet of the Latin Grammys 2023 live.: “The year is coming good, focused on 2024 and many surprises are coming. New CD? New album, of course, I’m already working on it, when is it coming out? I don’t know, I’m not in a hurry. Now comes a time for me, to rest a little, but a new Rauw is coming. I just came off a tour recently and I’m nominated here, that’s the only thing I know, I’m not going to lie to you. But very happy to share this night with great colleagues and I know that the best artists in the world are here and for me it is an honor to be here with them” he concluded.


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