The Teleton in Mexico is an annual event meant to raise funds through donations from all over the country and the world, in order to support rehabilitation centers for disabled children. Back in 1997, when this event first took place, Thalia was the first artist to open the Teleton with a performance, which included some of her popular songs at that time and the official theme song of that year, Llegaras -what a beautiful moment!
Yesterday night, Thalia was back in her beloved country, supporting once again the Teleton with her presence (and not only, she’s been constantly reminding people of it over the last few days on Twitter, asking them to make a donation). Here’s her performance:
Now, my thoughts on that. First of all, I’m more than happy because of Enséñame a vivir, it was the first time we got to see it on stage since Primera Fila, this time with dancers all over the place and a nice choreography, that moment with those two girls dancing with her was great, made me think of the African dances and rhythms (although I must say that her childish and sweet dance on Primera Fila is still my top favorite) and the ending part, with that boy doing an air heart and her holding him close to her was absolutely lovely.
As expected, her words were full of kindness and emotion, it’s obvious that she believes in this cause and wants to help those kids in need. Equivocada was a wonderful choice to end her moment at the Teleton, it was emotional and had new elements, like that group of people all dressed in white, singing along, and of course, the small group of fans singing the song with all their hearts.
It was a great moment, Thalia looked amazing like always, the crowd and her fans were ecstatic (from what I’ve heard, no other artist was so well received by the public) and on Twitter, it made it into the worldwide trending topics. The whole presentation was incredible!
But, inevitably, I have to bring this up. The biggest minus of all her performance, was, in my opinion, the playback. Most fans don’t want to admit it or give it much importance, others pretend it didn’t even happen, but I can’t do that. To be honest, I thought that when I’d watch this video, it would make me cry of emotion, like it happened when I watched this one. Instead, I almost cried because it was playback… I’ll never understand the reasons why an artist decides to do it sometimes, but if I were gifted with an amazing voice and singing were my calling, it would probably be incredibly difficult for me to do it. I want to believe that there were some good reasons behind her decision to have her performance like that, I really do.
All in all, it was great to see her again on stage, in her country, with everyone appreciating what she’s done and most important, with this great purpose of helping children who need it, children who everyday prove us that they’re incredibly strong and they’ll never give up!
PS: Here’s a short interview she gave:
and you can find more HQ photos on NuestraThalia.com