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Luis Fonsi says to perform new version of Despacito in Vietnam

Thursday, July 05, 2018, 22:07 GMT+7
Luis Fonsi says to perform new version of Despacito in Vietnam
Luis Fonsi is seen in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on Wednesday. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Singer and songwriter Luis Fonsi, who rose to fame worldwide with the 2017 top hit Despacito, has arrived in Vietnam for a music festival he said will feature a brand new version of YouTube’s most-viewed video.

Upon his arrival to the central city of Da Nang on Wednesday, the Puerto Rican singer held a press conference to introduce his participation in the 2018 Cocofest on July 6 and 7.

Fonsi was friendly and open throughout the briefing, as he revealed that the music fest in Da Nang is his debut in Asia as part of a world tour.

“I want to bring my music to Vietnamese audience,” Fonsi said at the press conference.

“My music is of Latin American style; and this will be the opportunity for [different] cultural and music streams to mix and exchange with each other,” the Puerto Rican singer elaborated.

Luis Fonsi speaks at the press conference the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on Wednesday. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Luis Fonsi speaks at the press conference the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on Wednesday. Photo: Tuoi Tre

During his Vietnam show, Fonsi is expected to bring on stage songs from the beginning of his career to the latest releases.

Especially, Fonsi will perform his top hit Despacito, whose music video garnered nearly 5.3 billion views on YouTube as of Thursday, in a new version.

“Surprises will be kept until the last minute,” he hinted.

Although world’s pop star Justin Bieber, who remixed the song three months after its release, and Daddy Yankee,the song’s featured rapper, will both be absent from the performance of Despacito in Da Nang, Fonsi remains confident in the success of the new remix.

The team of Luis Fonsi was also very satisfied with the preparation of the organizers after touring the stage scene, according to Viet Tu, general director of the 2018 Cocofest.

Luis Fonsi and Viet Tu (right), general director of the 2018 Cocofest, shake hands in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on Wednesday. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Luis Fonsi and Viet Tu (right), general director of the 2018 Cocofest, shake hands in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on Wednesday. Photo: Tuoi Tre

In addition to the two performance days of Cocofest on Friday and Saturday, Luis Fonsi will also join Spanish actress Maria Bravo on local charity trips.

The 2018 Cocofest will take place at Cocobay Resort, bringing together top stars in Vietnam and in the world, forming a multi-colored and enthusiastic amusement space, according to the event’s official website.

Photos of Luis Fonsi in Vietnam are seen on his verified Instagram in this screen grab.
Photos of Luis Fonsi in Vietnam are seen on his verified Instagram in this screen grab.

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Bao Anh / Tuoi Tre News

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