It was the night we had all been waiting for. The Latin Billboard Awards took place in the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida, where all the hot names in the Latin music industry gathered in one explosive, colorful and fun night. Hosted by Raúl Gonzalez, Roselyn Sánchez and Laura Flores, the fantastic musical night featured performances by Enrique Iglesias, Prince Royce, Marc Anthony, Andrea Bocelli, Ricky Martin and many more.

It all began with Wisin and Sean Paul, performing their song “Baby Danger” to open the show in a very upbeat manner. Right after, Juanes took the stage to perform his song “Mil Pedazos.” And the celebration began. Raúl González made his debut hosting the show, along with Laura Flores and Roselyn Sánchez. We all appreciated how serious they were, bringing a certain status to the award show. However, in the end, the show became monotonous and boring and we all began to wonder why there were three hosts and no fun.

Enrique Iglesias tried to bring a little flavor to the room with his performance of  “Bailando” featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, but it was a very tame performance after we’ve seen what he can do (we’re talking about the “I’m a freak” video). Andrea Bocelli was awarded for his artistic trajectory, and his acceptance speech was so melodic and beautiful, we forgot it was in Italian and totally understood everything he was saying.

Cristian Castro made an appearance looking pretty normal after all the Twitter craziness that ensued when he posted the infamous “masajito con Saiote” picture and all the following tweets. Although he seemed like he was back to his regular self, tuxedo and all, his singing wasn’t so much. He was pitchy during the whole performance but at least tried to hit those high notes in the end and they didn’t sound too bad. He looked very chill throughout the performance and interacted with the audience that was in a little pit in front of the stage.

Franco de Vita was given the “Hall of Fame” award. He said being in the music industry is not easy at all and thanked everyone who has made his success possible. He also dedicated his award to Venezuela and said “que no me arranquen de raíz, que solo se nace una vez,” which could be roughly translated to: “don’t try to uproot me because you’re only born once.” He was saying that no matter how bad the situation is, he will always be Venezuelan and fight for his country. Later in the evening, he performed a medley of his hits “Un Buen Perdedor,”  “Te Amo,” and “No Basta.”

Cheo Feliciano was honored by Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Laura Pausini and Andrea Bocelli took the stage to sing their hit “Vive Ya.” Carlos Vives was awarded the “Premio Espíritu de la Esperanza” which honors celebs who, beyond their artistic accomplishments, have dedicated their time and effort to community services and humanitarian tasks, offering help to those in need in our community. Carlos Vives was given the award for his work with indigenous communities, trying to integrate them to society. He and his family also promote breastfeeding and they work with UNICEF in helping children who are not so privileged.

Ricky Martin performed his song “Vida” for the first time, featured in the official soundtrack of the World Cup. Chayanne then took the stage and sang “Humanos a Marte.” After his performance he received a standing ovation for almost a minute and Raúl González highlighted the true artist that he is, putting the motto “the show must go on” over his feelings, to deliver an amazing show for his fans. It is important to note that Chayanne’s mother recently passed away, and instead of cancelling his appearance at the Latin Billboards at the last minute, he pulled through. He was very moved by all the support and the ovation from the crowd.

Another surprise for the night was Prince Royce singing in Portuguese with Michel Teló and Gaby Isler, Miss Universe, announcing that Telemundo will have a new show called Miss Latina Universo, in which girls from all Latin American countries will get a chance to compete to go represent their countries in the Miss Universe pageant. And last, but not least, the big winner of the night, Marc Anthony, with 10 awards, closed the night performing “Como Me Cambio de Piel” and “Vivir Mi Vida.”