The place to be at today is University of Miami BankUnited Center in Coral Gables (Miami) where last minute touches and rehearsals were still underway this morningfor Univision's 11th annual Premios Juventud. If you don't have a ticket for the event then make sure to watch tonight Thursday July 17 on Univision with celebrity carpet presentation starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central) followed by the award presentation show at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
A white long tent has been added in front of the venue - much needed in Florida due to sporadic rainstorms - where celebrities of actors, artists, and guests arrive for the carpet arrivals just before the three hour award show presentation. There will also be a pre-show event to get fans pumped for the award show.
As usual artists have been added to the stellar lineup with the last recent confirmation of Spain's talented and beautiful Natalia Jimenez. In addition to the lineup as previously announced: Luis Coronel, Pitbull, Gerardo Ortiz, Chiquis, Enrique Iglesias who will be joined by Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona to perform their No. 1 top music charts and radio airplay hit "Bailando," Camila, Carlos Vives, Espinoza Paz, Chino y Nacho, Becky G, Austin Mahone, Chocquibtown, David Bisbal, Don Miguelo, El Dasa, Jencarlos Canela, Juanes, and J Balvin, who will be joined by Farruko.
Also performing are top nominees bachata genre artists Romeo Santos and Prince Royce with 12 and 11 nods respectively. Special award recipients are Enrique Iglesias with Premios Juventud SuperNova Award and Pitbull for Idolo de la Juventud.
Serving as hosts this year are actress Ana Brenda Contreras, regional Mexican singer and songwriter El Dasa, actor Cristian de la Fuente, and Televisa morning show host Galilea Montijo. Joining the hosts are a dozen or so celebrities who will be at hand to present the awards in each of the categories.
The annual Latin award show honors the most popular Latin celebrities in music, sports, film, pop culture, and novelas (Spanish soap operas) where fans have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in each category. Two outstanding seniors will also be awarded for their academic excellence with a scholarship for each.