Shakira to Perform "La La La (Brazil 2014)" at World Cup Closing Ceremony
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:36:38
If the end of World Cup fever and mania bums you out, THIS news should lift your spirits.
Sexy singer Shakira will perform her newest single, "La La La (Brazil 2014)," featuring Carlinhos Brown, at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup on July 13, 2014.
This marks the third time Shakira will perform at the FIFA World Cup, making her the first artist to have three consecutive performances at the global event. Her hit song "Waka Waka" was the last official song of the FIFA World Cup in 2010, and she performed her smash "Hips Don't Lie" at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin.
"I'm thrilled to be performing my song 'La La La (Brazil 2014)' at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony," said Shakira. "I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the FIFA World Cup means to so many people, myself included; it has this innate ability to awaken a passion in us and bring together people of all races, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
"For me the World Cup carries such a tremendous personal connection as well. This will be my third consecutive FIFA World Cup performance, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup changed my life forever -- it's where I began the love story of my life, and now have my son Milan as a result. For all of those reasons I just feel so grateful for the opportunity to come back to perform at the Closing Ceremony of this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it feels right. The fans have shown the most incredible support for this song and I can't wait to perform it for them."
Clearly, Shakira hearts World Cup and all it represents. And even though many of you may be bummed to kiss World Cup mania goodbye, it's going out with a bang.
Have you been engulfed by World Cup fever this summer?