Selena ¡VIVE!

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Selena ¡VIVE!
Format Tribute concert
Created by Abraham Quintanilla, Jr.
Starring Thalía
Gloria Estefan
Soraya
Pepe Aguilar
Ana Bárbara
Banda el Recodo
Aleks Syntek
La India
Jay Perez
Paulina Rubio
Alejandra Guzmán
Olga Tañón
Fey
Pablo Montero
Lucero
Ana Gabriel
Montez de Durango
Bobby Pulido
Kumbia Kings
Los Dinos
Pete Astudillo
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 190 minutes. (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Univision
Original airing April 7, 2005,
March 31, 2006 (Encore), February 28, 2010 (Encore)
External links
Website

Selena ¡VIVE! (English: Selena Lives!) was a benefit concert which was held on the 10th anniversary of Selena's death. The concert was held on April 7, 2005 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas with over 70,000 attendees. The special was produced and filmed by the Spanish language network, Univision, and is the most watched Spanish-language special in U.S. history.

Concert synopsis[edit]

The special opened with an introduction by Jennifer Lopez, followed by Selena's original greeting to the fans of her last concert at the Houston Astrodome on February 26, 1995. The musical tribute also included a performance by Mexican singer Thalía's interpretation of one of Selena's songs, "Amor Prohibido." Thalía's performance was followed by many Latin singers, all performing a collection of Selena's songs.

The group Banda el Recodo performed a rendition of "Techno Cumbia." Puerto Rican salsa group India performed "No Debes Jugar." After a short video recounting Selena's discovery, Mexican recording artist Ana Bárbara performed "La Carcacha" along with a full complement of dancers. The duet "Buenos Amigos" was then performed by newcomer Mariana Seoane and Pablo Montero. Singer Alicia Villarreal ended the segment with "Si Una Vez".

Following another video recalling Selena's international success, Mexican singer Ana Gabriel dedicated her performance of Selena's "Tú, Sólo Tú" to her memory. She then introduced Pepe Aguilar, who dedicated his rendition of "No Me Queda Más." After a video depicting Selena's origins in Texas, the song "Fotos Y Recuerdos" by Paulina Rubio was performed.

The next video segment showed Selena's back-up band, Los Dinos, and was narrated by one of its former members, Pete Astudillo. Astudillo then performed the song he wrote after her death, "Cómo Te Extraño." After a video montage covering Selena's life, Puerto Rico's Olga Tañón performed the song "La Llamada." Singer Gloria Estefan performed Selena's English language hit "I Could Fall in Love."

Selena's brother A.B. Quintanilla and his group, Kumbia Kings, performed a duet with his sister in a specially remixed version of her hit "Baila Esta Cumbia". Later, Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán performed Selena's song "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom". This was followed by a Tex-Mex medley by Bobby Pulido and Jay Pérez.

The late Colombian singer/songwriter Soraya performed "Dreaming of You" and was joined on stage by the vocal group Barrio Boyzz. Mexican singer Graciela Beltrán perormed the song "El Chico Del Apartamento 512."

A video of Selena's legacy was then followed by Aleks Syntek and Fey performing "Dondequiera Que Estés." The band, Montéz de Durango performed an arrangement of "Ven Conmigo."

At the end of the concert, a video of Selena, performing "Como La Flor" played on giant video screens accompanied by Los Dinos,while all the performers returned to the stage to sing the chorus along with a 55-member children's choir from Stevenson Elementary.

Achievements[edit]

Selena ¡VIVE! also went on to achieve a record breaking 35.9 household rating to become the highest rated and most viewed Spanish-language TV special in the history of American television. The special was also the number one program regardless of language among adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco while tying for first place in New York, beating that night's episode of Fox's American Idol, which has historically received high viewer ship due to its popularity.

Setlist[edit]

  1. Amor Prohibido - Thalía
  2. Techno Cumbia - Banda El Recodo
  3. No Debes Jugar - India
  4. La Carcacha - Ana Bárbara
  5. Buenos Amigos - Mariana Seoane & Pablo Montero
  6. Si Una Vez - Alicia Villarreal
  7. Tú, Sólo Tú - Ana Gabriel
  8. No Me Queda Mas - Pepe Aguilar
  9. Fotos Y Recuerdos - Paulina Rubio
  10. Cómo Te Extraño - Pete Astudillo
  11. La Llamada - Olga Tañón
  12. I Could Fall in Love - Gloria Estefan
  13. Baila Esta Cumbia - A.B. Quintanilla y los Kumbia Kings with Selena
  14. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom - Alejandra Guzmán
  15. Ya Ves - Bobby Pulido & Jay Pérez
  16. Dreaming of You - Soraya & Barrio Boyzz
  17. El Chico Del Apartmento 512 - Graciela Beltrán
  18. Dondequiera Que Estés - Aleks Syntek and Fey
  19. Ven Conmigo - Montéz de Durango
  20. Como La Flor - Selena y los Dinos, Cast & 55-member children's choir

Album[edit]

Selena ¡VIVE!
Live album by Various artists
Released May 10, 2005 (U.S.)
Recorded 2004
Genre Tejano/Latin pop
Label EMI
Producer Abraham Quintanilla III
Various artists chronology
Unforgettable
(2005)
Selena ¡VIVE!
(2005)
Dos Historias
(2006)

The tribute concert was followed up with the release of the album of the performance, released on May 10, 2005. Though it did not include many of the songs performed, it does include many of the highlights.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tú Sólo Tú" - Ana Gabriel
  2. "Amor Prohibido" - Thalía
  3. "El Chico Del Apartamento 512" - Graciela Beltrán
  4. "I Could Fall in Love" - Gloria Estefan
  5. "La Carcacha" - Ana Bárbara
  6. "Cómo Te Extraño" - Pete Astudillo
  7. "Dondequiera Que Estés" - Aleks Syntek/Fey
  8. "Si Una Vez" - Alicia Villareal
  9. "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" - Alejandra Guzmán
  10. "No Debes Jugar" - India
  11. "Dreaming of You" - Soraya/The Barrio Boyzz
  12. "Como La Flor" - Selena

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