Colombian singer Karol G made sure to represent at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on the main stage on Sunday night.
— Coachella (@coachella) April 18, 2022
A little over halfway through her performance, she switched into a blue, yellow and red outfit.
“These are the colors of my flag; I am from Colombia. Tonight, I feel so happy and so proud to represent my country and my Latina community around world,” she said. “Now I just want to have a moment in my show to honor Latina songs that were number one in the world but never were played on this stage, but gave me the opportunity to be here.”
She then went immediately into “Como la Flor,” by Selena Quintanilla Pérez, which particularly moved fans who were watching — not to mention it was one day after the legendary singer’s birthday. Fans of Selena were emotional watching the tribute.
I started crying at the Selena tribute
— NATE (@NATERERUN) April 18, 2022
Karol G bringing Selena Quintanilla to @coachella is the best thing i’ve seen
— jahairajaritza (@JahairaOlmos) April 18, 2022
No Karol g singing Selena’s como la flor to honor her and to make sure it gets played at Coachella makes me so happy I’m crying
— like she created the fucking rainbow🌈 (@Rocioceja_) April 18, 2022
selena was at coachella and i could honestly care less about anything else rn 🤧 QUE VIVA SELENA
— alexia ୭̥⋆*｡ | rei day!! (@bustismedia) April 18, 2022
Karol G kept the tribute going with “Maria” by Ricky Martin, “Macarena” by Los del Río and other Latin hits. Fans on social media expressed their gratitude and celebrated the moment of representation for Latin music.
Karol G honoring the Latinx icons, starting with Selena.
— C (@conniesvnchez) April 18, 2022
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) April 18, 2022
Karol G singing all songs that made it #1 over the years by a Latino/Latina artist that never had the chance to make it to a Coachella stage was ICONIC!!!! Especially the Selena part 💓
— Klarissa💛 (@k_orteggaa) April 18, 2022
wow extreme respect to Karol G for playing all the “spanish hits” from Selena to Ricky Martin during her set in coachella, way to represent your culture, community & people! she wanted to do so because they have never been played at a coachella stage
— 🤷🏽♀️ (@yerrhellerr) April 18, 2022
Anitta brought Brazil to #Coachella on Friday, and Karol G is now bringing Colombia to the stage. Fantastic set!!! ❤️🇧🇷🇨🇴
— Bernardo Sim (@simbernardo) April 18, 2022
Karol G making a Trbute to all the Latin Artists that never got to Preform at a place like Coachella is beyond respectful… Amazing ! #LatinoGang forever !!
— Jasmin (@lts_Jasmin) April 18, 2022