Jennifer Lopez made a guest appearance at the 60th Annual Sanremo Music Festival in Sanremo, Italy yesterday. Jenny from the block performed a medley of her biggest hits including ‘Jenny from the Block’, ‘Waiting for Tonight’, ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’, ‘Get Right’ and ‘Let’s Get Loud’. Lopez also did a rendition of ‘What Is Love’, a new song which is supposedly from her new album, ‘Love?’, which hits stores in April.
‘What Is Love’
‘Jenny from the Block’/‘Waiting for Tonight’/‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’/‘Get Right’/‘Let’s Get Loud’
Once again, as has become the usual with Lopez over the last few months, she lip-synced the entire performance. I find it interesting that she has adopted this approach to her performances as of late. Unlike her idol Janet Jackson or her younger counterpart Ciara, Lopez’s choreography does not seem so intense that she can’t at least ad-lib a few live notes during her performances. Certainly the generally unresponsive crowd should have given her an indication that she needed to shake things up somehow.
Still, I enjoyed watching her perform some of her older material and after observing the look of gratitude (or was that desperation?) on her face on the end, I sense that Lopez appreciates any applause she can get at this point. Hopefully, things look up for her because it’s a shame to see such hard work go unrewarded.