Super Bowl LIV: Shakira introduces world to Liz Dany Campo Diaz, the dancer performing during the halftime show

Ahead of the big show, the Colombian singer-songwriter took some time out to introduce her fans to a young and talented dancer by the name of Liz Dany Campo Diaz who hails from her hometown and shared what an inspiration she was to her


                            Super Bowl LIV: Shakira introduces world to Liz Dany Campo Diaz, the dancer performing during the halftime show
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Shakira is all set to set the stage on fire tonight with her halftime show performance with Jennifer Lopez during Super Bowl LIV. But ahead of the big show, the Colombian singer-songwriter took some time out to introduce her fans to a young and talented dancer by the name of Liz Dany Campo Diaz who hails from her own hometown of Barranquilla.

"Meet Liz-an incredible young dancer from my hometown of Barranquilla," Shakira wrote in a tweet. "I discovered Liz dancing champeta - a Colombian favorite - on Instagram and brought her out to work together on a part of the choreography for my #HalftimeShow!"

"She's only 18, but she takes care of her family and works so hard, and she brings so much joy," she continued in the same thread. "I'm proud to be able to share this stage today with a fellow Barranquillera, and to show this infectious dance from our hometown to the world."

The 43-year-old singer also shared two videos, one of which shows the duo dancing together. Diaz has over 27 thousand followers on Instagram and is very popular on the platform. 

On January 30, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez had spoken in a press conference about how "empowering" it is to have to two Latinas headline one of the most important events of the year in the US, especially considering the present political climate.

"Two Latinas doing this at this time in this country... it's just very empowering for us," said Lopez. "I'm very proud to be able to help set and push for that message."

"The Latinos are going through a difficult time in the U.S. right now," Shakira added. "It's very important for us to convey a message of unity."

Super Bowl LIV is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm ET and will be broadcast on FOX.

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