Karol G Performs ‘Manana Sera Bonito’ Songs in Debut – Billboard
Written by GRB on 16/04/2023
Karol G brought songs from her history-making Mañana Será Bonito album to Saturday Night Live on April 15.
During her musical guest debut on the NBC sketch comedy series, the Colombian singer-songwriter delivered sizzling performances of “Mientras Me Curo Del Cora” and “Tus Gafitas,” from her new Billboard 200 chart-topping release. The episode was hosted by Cuban-born actress Ana de Armas.
Sporting pink hair and backed by a group of singers, Karol G opened with a laid-back rendition of “Mientras Me Curo Del Cora,” which peaked at No. 8 on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart in March. She returned with the backing of a full band, giving an edgy performance of “Tus Gafitas” while donning a spiky black top and posing alongside a black convertible.
Both tracks appear on Karol G’s fourth album, Mañana Será Bonito, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in March. The set made history as the first all-Spanish-language leader by a woman, and marked the singer’s first No. 1 album on the chart.
Elsewhere in the SNL episode, Karol G made a cameo in the “Spanish Class” sketch alongside Blonde star de Armas. In the skit, the singer wears a black T-shirt with the word Photoshop crossed out, a direct reference to her disappointment with GQ Mexico over her recent magazine cover.
“Today my GQ magazine cover was made public, a cover with an image that does not represent me,” she wrote on Instagram in early March. “My face doesn’t look like that, my body doesn’t look like that and I feel very happy and comfortable with how I look naturally.”
Watch Karol G’s SNL performances below. For those without cable, the broadcast streams on Peacock, which you can sign up for at the link here. Having a Peacock account also gives fans access to previous SNL episodes.