When i was a child, Lali Espósito was never carried away by those who believed that she would not achieve her dreams because she came from a humble family. After 20 years of a career that began as a child star, she has just made history by being the first Argentine woman to fill one of the most emblematic stadiums in her country, still with the hangover of having sung in the 2022 Qatar World Cup final.
“My 10-year-old nephew looked at me and said: ‘I’m excited, auntie, you did it‘”, says the actress, singer and composer born in Buenos Aires 31 years ago who is a “diva” in a country of divastitle that feels “ironic and funny”.
“I take it as a joke, because in the end I put on my hair, the ‘make up’, the suit, I go out, I do the show… One plays that pop diva character and then when you get off your knee hurts and you get home and there is a tomato in the fridge. Life is that too. (…) It is a role that I like, it is fun and I put it on myself to play with the public in that fantasy world that my music proposes.“, recognize.
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A few days ago, his “Disciplina Tour” brought together more than 45,000 fans at the Vélez Sarsfield stadium in Buenos Aires, a figure that, according to Sony, her record company, catapulted her as the first Argentine woman to fill it.
A show with more than 20 songs, frantic movements with its dancers, constant changes of look and a passionate public. “I’m still physically beaten, in a kind of emotional Narnia (fantasy world). One could have done shows, but nothing compares to that first football stadium,” She remarks confident that this “achievement” is collective, shared with all women musicians.
Regarding what is the key to receiving that love, she confesses: “I don’t know; I do believe that there is a sincerity since I was quite a child when it comes to connecting with the public, and I think that people see that sincerity and that search. My music is clearly very open and fits perfectly in the ear of the LGBT community.For example”.
Three months ago something “unexpected” happened. Lali sang the Argentine anthem in the World Cup final. “I was notified the day before, so it was quite a shock, but it turned out nice and luckily we came out champions. Because you saw that Argentina is a country that if you sang and we lost… I didn’t enter this country anymore, I had to escape to Spain”he points out between laughs.
Escape from reality with music. EFE/FILE
FROM CHILD STAR TO DIVA
Lali will publish her fifth album as a soloist in April. And in June he will start a tour of Spain. a popularity -as shown by his recent recognition as Outstanding Personality in the Field of Culture by the Parliament of Buenos Aires- that she did not even imagine in her “daringest dreams” as a child.
At the age of 7 she made her first participation in a television program, and at 12 she made her debut as an actress in a soap opera by the popular talent scout for children and adolescents Cris Morena, with whom she worked on many other youth series.
In 2013 he devoted himself to his solo career, which he continued to combine with films and series such as the recent “Red Sky”the Netflix.
“I feel a lot of compassion for that girl’s capacity for wonder, and for illusion, which in the end is what makes you the engine for the things that happen to you”stands out from its beginnings.
“Illusion and desire to generate another life and another reality and to be able to change that story that sometimes they tell us, when perhaps you grow up in a place without much resources, that achievements are for other types of people, not for you”he adds about that little Lali, who had “a great ability not to listen to that kind of comment.”
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His latest single, “Cómframe un brishito” he was criticized for his allegedly shallow lyrics. “One record has lyrics that strike a more intimate chord and talk about life from one angle, and others are just songs to dance and have fun with”defend.
Although no criticism has touched him “some intimate fiber”: “Normally they are criticisms that I like because they have to do with why I say what I say, why do I show myself like that, why did I defend such a law (like the one on abortion), why do I sing a song that says such a thing… “.
His dream come true, today his desires are more “basic”. “In the end, happiness is when a friend comes and gives you a hug and says: ‘Wow, what happened!‘. Or have that celebratory wine with your team. Those are the most concrete wishes now: celebrate what happens “, he concludes.
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