iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Ricky Martin, Honoring First Responders & More

November 4, 2017

Fiesta Latina

This year's iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes was unforgettable. The night not only included incredible performances from the superstar lineup, but many of the first responders were celebrated for their bravery and resilience during the recent hurricanes and earthquakes.

This year, taking the stage at American Airlines Arena in Miami were Ricky Martin, Gente De Zona, Yandel, CNCO, Reik, Jesse y Joy, Camila Cabello, Pepe Aguilar, Luis Fonsi, and Diplo.

From Ricky Martin kicking off the show, to Camila Cabello, to Diplo's dance party, to witnessing survivors of the recent natural disasters and their first responders reunite, and more, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes Was truly a night to remember. Check out the best moments of the night below. 

Ricky Martin Honored With Second Annual iHeartRadio Premio Corazon Latino Award

During iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, Ricky was presented with the second annual iHeartRadio Premio Corazon Latino Award by iHeartRadio and Enrique Santos. This special award honors an individual that exemplifies their big heart through their selfless work in enhancing the lives, heritage and future of the Latin community. Through The Ricky Martin Foundation, Ricky Martin is received this award for his support following Hurricane Maria and his constant work throughout the years with human trafficking.

The 911 Dispatcher Who Walked A Couple Through The Birth of Their Daughter During Hurricane Irma Were Reunited

Imagine going into labor during a severe hurricane with no way to get to the hospital, or have any medical help to be able get to you? That was reality for 23-year-old Tatyana Watkins and her boyfriend David Knight. Knight had called 911 to see if any help could be sent to their home, but due to the high winds, emergency workers couldn't reach them. The dispatcher, Desiree Farrell, stayed on the phone with the couple to walk them through the delivery of their daughter, Destiny. She then conferenced in a doctor to help complete the procedure. During iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes, baby Destiny, her parents, and Deseree were reunited during a very touching on-stage moment.

DOES ANYONE HAVE TISSUES?! Asking for a friend...

Baby Destiny

Luis Fonsi Held Nothing Back During "Despacito" 

With only a few months left in 2017, it's safe to say that"Despacito" easily takes the title of "Song of the Year," and Luis Fonsi reminded us just how great the chart-topper is during his iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes Performance. During Fonsi's set in Miami at American Airlines Arena, the singer/songwriter performed his songs including "Corazon En La Maleta," "No Me Doy Por Vencido," and his booty shaking JAM "Party Animal."

But Luis ended his performance strong by gracing everyone's ears with his world-dominating ear worm "Despacito," with dance moves as equally as amazing as his hit song, reminding us all what a masterpiece it truly is. 

Luis Fonsi

Camila Ooh-Na-Nah

Queen Camila Cabello slayed the stage in Miami during iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes, and OMG she was awesome. Not only was there no crying in the club, but there were no bad thingsabout her performance, and now we're ready to jump on a plane with her to Havana (see what we did there). Camila brought all the energy and good vibes to the stage with her as she performed some of her new music, kicking things off with "Havana," then performing "OMG," "Bad Things," and ending with "Crying In The Club." She also thanked all of the first responders for their incredible service in the aftermath of all of the recent natural disasters. 

Camila Cabello

CNCO Just Became Your New Favorite Boy Band

During their performance at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes, CNCO proved why they are your new favorite boy band. The guys were in perfect harmony, not only vocally, but they were  also in sync with their choreography. The guys commanded the stage with songs like "Tan Fácil," "Quisiera," "Mamita," and "Hey DJ," ending with their hit "Reggaeton Lento," and we are now CNCO fans for life.

CNCO

Sargent Daniel Mogro Who Saved A 12-Year-Old's Life After Being Stuck In The Car While Suffering A Severe Asthma Attack

During Hurricane Irma, it was difficult for emergency workers to help everyone in need due to the extremely severe conditions, and high volume of 911 calls. But thanks to one brave Miami police officer Daniel Mogro, a 12-year-old boy's life was saved. Danielle Stark's son was suffering a severe asthma attack during the hurricane, with his last words to his mother being "Mommy, I’m gonna die. I love you so much. I’m gonna die." Officer Mogro, who was on his way to another assignment, but quickly changed plans when he noticed the family in distress in their car. Turning on the sirens and helping to rush the young boy to the hospital where they had shut down the whole pediatrics section just to resuscitate him, the officer had helped to save his life. Stark calls Officer Mogro "a guardian angel" and "more than a hero. He is a blessing."

Remembering Sgt. Steven Perez 

During an emotional tribute on stage, Sgt. Steven Perez was remembered for his service and having lost his life in Houston following Hurricane Harvey. Sgt. Perez drowned in his car after being trapped by Harvey floodwaters in an attempt to drive to work. Perez's family and Houston officer Jennifer Smesny were on stage to help remember the fallen officer.

Diplo Closes Out The Night With Arena-Size Dance Party

There could have been no better way to end this year's iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes than with an enormous dance party, especially when Diplo is behind the DJ booth dishing out beats, which included a number of Latin hits like "Mi Gente," "Rompe," "Gasolina," and even the Spanish version of Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow."

Diplo

Photos: Brian Friedman & Getty Images for iHeartRadio

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