Pitbull and J Lo Blow Us Away at World Cup Opening

June 22, 2014

Last week, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte blew us away at the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup!

Opening Ceremony Of The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

The trio performed the tournament’s official theme song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” and brought the entire stadium to their feet! The song was originally written and recorded by Pitbull, featuring J Lo and Leitte. Though Claudia Leitte isn’t as well-known in the US, she’s one Brazil’s biggest pop stars, having sold over a million records during her solo career.

A few days before the performance there were rumors and doubts that J Lo would not be able to attend the event due to scheduling issues. But her rep quickly released a statement proving otherwise, “Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies,” the rep says. “We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics. Any statements to the contrary were premature. Jennifer would not want to disappoint her fans or fans of futbol. She will be there.”

She definitely showed up, and brought the entire house down! Thousands of fans were brought to their feet, most of whom were wearing the home team’s yellow and green, just as Pitbull was (he performed while wearing a Brazil jersey).

The entire performance was a huge spectacle with 100+ backup dancers in elaborate costumes dancing on the field, while J Lo, Pitbull, and Claudia performed on a raised platform.

You can watch their performance here:

The trio definitely owned the stage, and since their performance the song has debuted on Billboard’s top 100 as number 59!

The trio has also released an official music video for the Official World Cup theme song, which you can watch here:

Meanwhile, after their performance Brazil, the home team, went on to defeat Croatia 3-1!

How did you like their performance? Which country are you rooting for in this year’s World Cup? Send us a tweet and let us know @WeKnowTheDj

-Brittany Dybiec (@BrittanyElizzz)

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