Latin Grammys: Marc Anthony, Pitbull shower Vegas with "Rain"
That's because many of the live performances had been ultra-mellow, musica romantica numbers that lacked the million-watt glitz that screams out "LAS VEGAS!!!" like a flashing neon marquee.
Then Pitbull floated onto the stage in a see-through white globe that seemed to have wandered in from a Cirque du Soleil show. Seconds later, Marc Anthony materialized amid a swarm of lingerie-clad female dancers balancing on chairs like the femmes fatales in "Chicago."
Together, they launched into their insanely catchy, entendre-loaded, synth-driven dance hit duet "Rain Over Me," while the chorines gyrated through an onstage torrent of spraying water.
Now that's the cheesy, irresistible Las Vegas we all know.
-- Reed Johnson
Photo: Marc Anthony, front left, and Pitbull perform at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Credit: Jewel Samad / AFP /Getty Images