About 35,000 people made act of presence at Al Lopez Park as early as 11 a.m. with seats in hand to reserve a spot for the entertainment line-up with Mariachi Nuevo Estilo, Matt Hunter, Leslie Grace, and Luisito Ayala and Puerto Rican Power. The opening act was the Mexican Mariachi Nuevo Estilo who appeared on "Americas Got Talent" TV competition. Those that had never seen the group perform before expected a mariachi singing Mexican songs. Clad in their mariachi attire, they started off with a Mexican song which involved a changeover to a different genre at some point of the first song. Estilo's repertoire included a few top chart hit songs to traditional Latin songs including of course Mexican songs too. The most popular at Conga Caliente was "En Mi Viejo San Juan" and "Gangnam Style".
Then it was the young 15 years of age Colombian Matt Hunter to take the stage. Matt who was first being called the Latin Justin Bieber made his first TV appearance on Univision's live streaming of Premios Juventud nominee announcement per fan requests and has thousands of followers on YouTube. Although it was Matt's first visit to Tampa, he loved it and the audience loved him in return. Along with his dancers which included his brother, he performed "Mi Señorita", "Mi Amor", "Locked Out of Heaven" among other songs.
Conga Caliente definitely covered all genres of music in both languages English and Spanish. It was a diverse event as Leslie Grace was next to perform for her fans. It was the Bronx born princess of bachata's fourth performance in Tampa. Leslie attained popularity at her first performance on Premios Juventud singing her first top Latin hit song "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" in bachata version. With her fans looking on and her proud parents recording and taking photos, Leslie graced the stage with her youthful beauty, charisma and talent singing her first single release "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Day 1", "Take Me Away", "No Te Rindes" and others from her first release album "Leslie Grace".
As the evening was settling in so was the cooler temperature which left Lusito Ayala and Puerto Rican Power the task of adjusting the temperature with their popular classic salsa hits - "Juguete De Nadie", "Tu Cariñito", "A Donde Iras Sin Mi", "Pena de Amor" - a long list of songs to mention. Puerto Rican Power's salsa was very contagious and unavoidable not to dance to as the sun went down to end another successful year of Conga Caliente.
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