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Analysis: Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte Figures Put Music in Second Place

06/13/2014 - 10h02

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THALES DE MENEZES
ASSISTANT EDITOR OF "ILUSTRADA"

If the World Cup opener was not exactly exciting, the music has widely contributed to the dull atmosphere of the, let's say, show.

The World Cup anthem "We Are One (Ole Ola)", cannot sustain any good expectation. Since its overrated official launch, it is evidently a song full of misconceptions.

To start with, it has no connection with Brazilian music. A little "gringo samba" added to the mix of sounds and some verses in Portuguese sung by Claudia Leitte? It is very little.

Secondly: this musical mess, with pop, rap and funk and the "almost samba", with whistles, claps and the "olê, olá" chorus, wanted to represent everything, but it is nothing. It will not be a success, it not exciting.

Thirdly: who is Pitbull? He sells records in his neighborhood, but he is far from being a figure of impact. Yesterday, his role on the top of the ball-stage could have been done by actor Eri Johnson wearing a yellow jersey.

Jennifer Lopez cannot sing, but she can be considered a figure of impact, due to her already praised body shape.

The trio sang the way they could, helped by the clear pre-recorded vocals. Jennifer and Claudia fought an anatomic duel that caught the attention more efficiently than the rhythm of "We Are One".

On daylight, without artificial lights or glitter, not even Olodum could save the song beat.

I missed 2010 Shakira's Waka Waka.

Translated by JULIANA CALDERARI

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