Danna Paola brought her XT4S1S Tour to the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday (Aug. 22) night. And if there is anyone that had a perfect transition from beloved child actor to impeccable pop star, it is her.
Despite being a little late on stage from her anticipated set time, her fans – made up mostly of young adults who undoubtedly have grown up with her since her novela days – patiently waited with all the right amounts of energy and enthusiasm. Both of which she also had as soon as she hit the stage with ‘Mia’ followed by ‘Valientes’ and fan-favorite ‘Mala Fama,’ which included one of many ambitious, yet well-executed dance breaks of the night.
Her confidence radiated right away. She knows how to command a stage, and had the audience at the palm of her hand. Her growth as a performer was very evident when she led a fun sing-along of 2007’s lovey-bubbly ‘El Primer Dia Sin Ti’ before diving into 2019’s more mature, highlight-of-the-night-worthy ‘Oye Pablo.’
It was a night full of dancing, singing, and love. The latter being a recurring theme throughout the night. Most of Paola’s discography consists of love-related lyricism: whether it be a ballad about a break-up (like the flawlessly performed ‘Amor Ordinario’) or a mid-tempo song about self-love (aka ‘Me, Myself’ featuring Mika).
“The XT4S1S Tour is a place where you can feel good, feel free, and be proud,” she declared.
Her support for the LGBT+ community has always remained strong. She made that clear during her show by constantly acknowledging it. Pop shows have certainly become a home of safety and expression for many – from feeling liberated to be excited about things you love without judgment to dressing however you want.
The XT4S1S Tour basically tells a story of overcoming difficult moments until you reach a euphoric phase of radical acceptance. This parallels a lot of what many experience with their own lives in the gay community.
Her show rolled on with a fantastic cover of Belanova’s ‘Me Pregunto,’ which showcased how well she masters her vocals. She gave it an extra umph by slowing it down amid green laser-fog effects. She then performed her latest single ‘Tenemos Que Hablar’ as well as some other standouts from her catalog like ‘1trago’ and ‘Agüita.’
‘XT4S1S’ appropriately closed the show as the encore. A rave-like dance mix was tied to it at the end to emphasize the aforementioned euphoric feeling. All in all, Danna Paola demonstrated what she’s capable of and why she deserves her crown as one of Mexico’s pop queens.
The XT4S1S Tour continues with shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, and more. For a full list of dates click here.
3. Mala Fama
5. TQ Y Ya
6. El Primer Dia Sin Ti
7. Oye Pablo
8. Amor Ordinario
9. Me, Myself
13. Me Pregunto
14. Tenemos Que Hablar
16. Calla Tú