Camila Cabello performs amid chaos at the Champion's League Final
Cabello had to overcome the chaos unleashed in the moments before the game
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“What a pride for all Latinos to see Camila Cabello sing in the Champions League final, not only because she is a great artist. In recent years, she has become one of the main voices worldwide in the fight for freedom,” a user commented on Twitter after the singer's performance at the Champions League final.
In the preview of one of the most expected football matches, with millions of people around the world hooked to their televisions, Cabello once again gave a spectacular performance at the Stade de France in Paris. Before the match Real Madrid won against Liverpool — which was the fourteenth title for the Spanish team — the Cuban artist gave a show full of color and Latin rhythm.
Cabello had to overcome the chaos unleashed in the moments before the game. Although her performance was scheduled for a few minutes before 9 p.m. (the start time), disturbances outside the Parisian stadium caused a delay of more than half an hour. In some moments, it was feared that UEFA and the local security forces would not be able to contain the chaos unleashed on the street and at the entrance to the sports venue.
There was a veritable avalanche of people without tickets, and many of whom managed to sneak into the game. In addition, there were multiple incidents that required police intervention. According to UEFA, there was a massive sale of fake tickets, and there were mass gatherings that the law enforcement dissolved with tear gas. In addition, local hooligans managed to rob, intimidate and assault French and Spanish fans.
However, the singer managed to remove herself from the sad news that came from the streets, and showcase her talent to the audience and viewers. Dressed in an enormous white skirt and flanked by dozens of dancers in colorful costumes, she performed a five-minute combination of her hits “Señorita,” “La Vida,” “Havana,” “Bam bam,” and “Don't go yet.”
“This was something I will never forget, a dream moment for all of us. Thanks to the Champions League, we feel honored to have been part of such a great match,” the singer commented on Twitter.
The long skirt she wore was designed by the Mexican dressmaker Carlos Bineda. Despite the English fans singing their iconic anthem "You'll never walk alone" loudly during the brief concert, Cabello's music still resounded.
For many, Cabello's show shed light on the chaos experienced in Paris. Many attendees felt that they experienced real fear, and that it was the worst sporting event of their lives. The Latin rhythms of Cabello managed to mitigate the shame experienced at the great final of European soccer.