WTF: ICE thwarts Armando Manzanero from performing with Bronco
Armando Manzanero's starring role in Bronco's "Adoro"
could've made for one triumphant moment at last night's ceremony. The early Nineties
grupera hit, after all, continues to resonate with both Latinx millennials and
their parents. But instead, we can thank the Immigration and Customs
Enforcement for crashing the party: According to El
Comercio, the 81-year-old Mayan musician didn't have an adequate visa to
work in the U.S., thus he couldn't perform. As sudden changes go, sibling pop
duo Ha*Ash were enlisted the slot and delivered some satisfactory vocals. (Mind
the overzealous belly rolls by Ashley Grace, which occasionally upstaged frontman José Guadalupe Esparza's own dance chops.)
Although Manzanero was in attendance, and received plenty of camera love
from his seat in the audience, he seemed to be in great spirits – and was
endearingly invited to join the group onstage for the applause of the song.