Shakira was impressive here Friday with her glittery sequined dress and new haircut at the Gala of Los 40 Principales Prizes, on the eve of the big soccer match between her boyfriend's Barcelona squad and Real Madrid.

Asked by reporters to predict the outcome of the match, she responded "I'm not the octopus," an allusion to the famous octopus in Germany that "foretold" the results of the 2010 World Cup.

The Colombian is one of the artists with the most nominations at the Gala being held at the Palace of Sports in Madrid and organized by Los 40 Principales, Spain's leading music radio network.

"I'm so happy to be here now, this is Spain's night, the night of a country I like so much, and I'm really happy to be at the gala of prizes so important for music," the artist told Efe.

"I hope they give me some good news tonight so I can celebrate tomorrow," she said.

A celebration that, she said, she'll spend with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who will be at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday for the big Real Madrid-Barcelona soccer match.