Thalia – Manías (Sabado Gigante)

Thalia participated a few days ago in the 50 year celebration of Sabado Gigante, one of the most popular Latin TV shows, aired by Univision for the past two decades. The celebration took place in Miami and was aired yesterday night, giving us the opportunity to see Thalia’s first TV performance of her latest single, Manías.

Love this pic! 

And here’s the video:

Thalia looked so beautiful and everything was perfect, except for one tiny detail… it wasn’t a live performance. Oh well… Comments have started immediately, people criticizing her outfit (which I have no problem with) and of course, shouting “playback” as loud as they can. But apparently, that’s how the show works and has always worked – or so they say, I wouldn’t know as I haven’t watched it not even once in 50 years LOL

I still have a BIG problem with understanding why artists do or are forced to do playback during a performance especially like this one, I find it particularly ridiculous to watch a group of musicians “playing” violins and cellos etc behind an artist, like… what are they even there for? Somebody enlighten me, please! I suppose it’s all part of the “entertainment”, of putting a great show despite of everything else. I’m sorry, but I’m just not entertained by that. I did enjoy though how kind and sweet she was after the performance 🙂

I will always love, admire and support Thalia no matter what, but my heart weeps every time I see a performance like this… That being said, I’m looking forward for Univision to air Thalia’s “Habitame Siempre” concert, as I know that’s what will really entertain me, hearing a beautiful voice and watching a performance full of passion and emotions.

Photos courtesy of, here are a few backstage pics as well:


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Edward
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 19:36:01

    I completely agree with you! I will never understand why an artist does that, I mean how hard can it be to actually sing live? And after all, isn’t that what you’re supposed to do as a singer? SING! Thalia has been saying since Primera Fila that all she wants to do is sing and make people feel all kinds of emotions, but I think it’s pretty hard to transmit those emotions (with such a powerful and emotional song like Manias) when you are lipsynching, it just doesn’t translate….at all! I hope her future promo presentations aren’t the same! Anyway, I will always love Thalia no matter what. Can’t wait for the TV concert as well!


    • anamariao7
      Oct 28, 2012 @ 23:23:02

      Edward! I was waiting for your comment, I knew you’d agree with me on this one 🙂 and I agree with what you’ve said as well… but I also assume it’s easy for us to jump to conclusions without knowing all the details. hopefully the next presentations will be as we expect them to be 😀 I’m 100% sure that the concert will blow our minds and we’ll forget all about this kind of moments hehe until the next one LOL


      • Edward
        Nov 04, 2012 @ 22:11:08

        LOL, yes, till the next one!

        I mean, you don’t need to fool the audience by having a full on orchestra, and just have them sit their and pretend they are playing their instruments, it’s stupid and hilarious! LOL. It’s not that hard to sing acoustic like she did on Hoy, just a piano and guitar, or better yet, just put on a track of the instrumental and sing over it! Anyway, it sounds so easy to us, but like you say, we don’t know all the details.

        I am just so excited for the concert! I’ve been making sure my schedule is clear the day they are going to air it ’cause I DO NOT want to miss it! 🙂

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  3. Mariel
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 20:12:19

    As I read through the post, all I did is agree, agree, agree!! Yeah, I think most of the time we think the same XD And I agree with Edward too!

    We have actually an (inside) joke with my fellow Filipino Thalia fans here whenever she performs.. either: Thalia is playback and the instruments/backups are live or Thalia and the backups/instruments are playback too hehe!

    Yeah I just dont really get it. Well at least with Tony Bennett on Today Show was live, she’s amazing there (big bonus it was live!). But on her own music, a playback?? Dont she have shame for her music lol I just wish she sings Habitame Siempre live on one of her performances soon.. she said it’s dedicated to her mom.. so I think the best way to show it is sing it live, even once!!!

    (wooot my pingback shows here lol)


    • anamariao7
      Oct 28, 2012 @ 23:35:05

      Mariel, thanks for linking my post in yours hehe (the least I could do was to approve the pingback here) I knew you’d agree with me too, I suppose you and Edward and all the people who constantly come here and read all I have to say do it because you all think and have the same opinions as I do 😀

      I have a doubt now, if playback is so hard to understand for us who watch it from our homes or whatever, what’s it like to be there in the audience? especially considering your inside joke LOL I think I’d be all like: “well, this is awkward…”

      I also find it funny that I for one didn’t expect anything from her performance with Tony Bennett, and when I watched it I was more than surprised and amazed, and with this one, I expected to be surprised and amazed and I was, but in a least pleasant way. oh, the irony hahaha

      I also hope she’ll perform Habitame Siempre live, in fact, she may sing anything she wants, I don’t care, as long as it’s LIVE! damn, with all this talk about live performances now I’m really looking forward to the concert 😀 I can’t wait!


  4. carthal
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 10:35:23

    I am starting to follow your blog… So cool… Besos from Singapore.


  5. sususervino
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 00:53:05
    Hello, would you like to be my partner?


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