It’s sensual, moving and breathtaking all at once.
And smooth-delivering Victor Manuelle is a master at it.
No matter the subject the Puerto Rican salsa star is a virtuoso at delivering impromptu lyrical soneos that can go on for several minutes at a time.
Whether he’s singing about a woman who has left him heartbroken or paying homage to Puerto Rico the boyish-looking Manuelle has an ability to improvise spontaneous lyrics on the go and leave any audience – especially the ladies – begging for more.
His soprano-like chops also fit his songs of choice perfectly.
Take “La Mujer Que Mas Me Duele,” (The Woman That Hurts Me Most), a riveting duet with Cuban singer Issac Delgado that nominated earlier this week for a Latin Grammy for Best Tropical Song, in which Manuelle's interpretive skills come through beautifully over the more tenor vocals of Delgado as they agonize over a love interest that has moved on.
Adept at singing about the “perfect” woman, relationships gone bad and even the deficiencies of a male in the bedroom, Manuelle is popular among the female population all over the word. (And his voice isn’t the only reason.)
And if getting Manuelle wasn’t enough, those who stick around after the Phillies and Marlins play nine Saturday evening will also get to hear Delgado, whose first U.S. release since leaving Cuba last year “En Primera Plana,” (On The Front Page) also scored big. -- Fernando Ruano Jr.
Victor Manuelle and Issac Delgado will perform after the Phillies-Marlins game Saturday, September 1 at Dolphins Stadium.