Selena Gomez Covers Selena

Feb 9th, 2010 // 22 Comments

Nick Jonas immediately reminded us of older, more experienced musicians in his video for “Olive and an Arrow,” but his girlfriend Selena Gomez needs bit more work channeling artists who blazed the trail for her. The Disney princess tackled the Mexican pop legend Selena’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” while performing at the San Antonio rodeo—but can her cover hold a candle to the original? Catch the vid below to see the Wizards of Waverly Place star sing her namesake‘s hit song.

Selena Gomez – “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”

Well… she looks cute? (Besides that superfluous black vest ruining the look of that adorable dress.) There’s really no way to compare the two, especially since Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was already a bonafide star when she recorded this song at the age of 23, and Selena Gomez, at 17, is still finding her voice. (Although she’s much more successful pretending to be the Mexican pop star than she is The White Stripes.)

Still, the teen singer’s version still drew cheers from the crowd—and one male fan in particular. Yes, we spy you, Nick Jonas! You think you can hide in the crowd during your girlfriend’s show by wearing a giant cowboy hat?

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You can’t! The only time you’ve ever disappeared into a crowd was during the recording of “We Are The World.”

And for the record, here’s the original Selena performing “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Take note, teen pop wannabes out there, this is how it’s done.

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  1. joy

    selena gomez is not trying to act like SELENA. just because she has the same name and likes her song does not mean she try to act like SELENA. I think that both selena's are great!!!!

  2. jayman

    u cant compare them but at least she still can sing so dont say anything if u dont like, but selena is the best singer ever

  3. Honesty

    Look, I understand that you have to make your money by writen this ridiculous comments, but come on get you fax straight first. All good artis out there have to start from somewhere is not like you did so great on you first cover anyway. But honestly I think that Selena Gomez is an amazing girl and she is not trying to be somebody else, she is just doin her best like everybody else, just like you….. Selena you did an amazing job!!!! Bidi Bidi Bom Bom!!! FELIZIDADES!!!

  4. Sherman Oaks_Crew

    Selena Gomez is not trying to act like SELENA Q! & we agree with Honesty we also understand that whoever wrote this needs to make money by writing this ridiculous comments, but come on they should get their facts straight first k!!!!!
    Selena G. KILLED IT…She looks gorgeous & she sounds AMAZINGGGGGGG!!!!!! <3 She was beyond phenomenal!!! We love Selena she ROCKS!!!! Por fin escuchamos a Selena cantar en español…y canto genial y pronuncia muy bien el español y que hermoso que le haiga rendido homenaje a Selena Quintanilla :)

    (P.S. Let the hater's say whatever, fck they want…Selena will still keep on going up despite the haters just look…Naturally going gold, sold out shows everywhere and so much more cause she deserves the best)

  5. Obamarules19

    Selena is not dating anyone. She happens to be in the same show as Nick Jonas. In a few days NJ will be with Demi, in fact I believe they are together today writing. So is he dating her to? No, Selena has constantly said they are just friends. The Disney spin machine wants people to think they are dating because so many of thier fans are moronic straight girls who eat that stuff up. However, you should be ashamed of yourself for printing lies about both of them. It should be a crime.

  6. ashleyann martinez

    selena gomez sing cool and selena perez sing cool too…

  7. Wow amazing selena Gomez!!!! She looks so cute i really love her voice and NATURALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. talia

    shut th3 f**k up man…..honesty isss rihgt sooo is j man alll u d4m

    fr1k3n haterss shut up man get a lif3 siuriusly and gett yur fax straght

  9. masidwd

    shut your bitch ass up nigga , nigga you dont known how to fuckin sing bitch so shut the fuck up you fuckin HATER

  10. masidwd

    thats wat im fuckin talking about ,fuck the god damn HATERS
    and selena gomez can sing b/c everything does come naturally

  11. true

    selena is a good singer but u cnt compare them two selena quintanilla….selena is a good singer but a better actress…

    nick and selena aww theyre so cte together..

  12. nazz

    shut up u fool she is doing much better then u fool

  13. Selena Quintanilla forever!

    AGREED AGREED AGREED. I think that Selena Gomez is a cutesy Disney artisit. I like her show, I think her song Naturally is nice. However, WHY oh WHY would she even think about singing this song. Selena Quintanilla was an AMAZING singer and she accomplished so much by the age of 23. It upset me to know that she was covering Selena Q's song. She should stick to bubble gum pop …which she does well, and leave Selena Q's songs alone. I like Selena Gomez, don't get me wrong, but she cannot sing her songs if shes not going to do them justice. Also, can she PLEASE stop moving her hand the way Selena Q used to when she sang…its getting on my damn nerves. Selena Q's spanish was not that great when she spoke it, but when she sang she KILLED it and made you believe and love her songs. I am fluent in Spanish and I love latin pop, so i know that it takes more than memorizing the song to convince the audience that you're doing a great job, especially if its not your primary language. Gomez should take some spanish lessons before she tries any spanish song.

  14. Melanie

    Still finding her voice? Oh please, the one and only Selena was singing like a pro when she was 5, with real feeling…If you don't believe me look on Youtube for Selena singing Feelings and you'll know what I mean! Not to mention she was singing and recording at 17 just like this poser, yet she had already found her voice! Don't make excuses for Selena Gomez, she needs to stick to singing easy stuff like Disney Channel music for 10 year olds, leave the music of La Reina de Tejano alone!

  15. yulemi

    that is my girl i am her biggest fan and she rocked that song she is not selena q. but she is loved by her fans just like selena q. was

  16. Non of Ur Bizz

    GOMEZ u cant compare 2 this STAR okkkkkkkkk???????????

  17. Michelle

    LMAO @ people even thinking of comparing Selena gomez with Selena Quintanilla, look at Selena g’s performance she spinning in circles like an idiot she should take stage lessons, look at Selena Q. performing it (you tube) and you see a Diva on stage. The vocal comparisons arent even fair Selena g. cant even hit the notes Selena was hitting when she was 10 years old…SELENA QUINTANILLA WINS!!

    Not even that Selena has inspired other known artist like Beyonce and Katy Perry, Selena gomez in the other hand will be forgotten in 10 years, she acts like a wh*re too, she isnt a classy and beautifull WOMAN like Selena Q. was.

  18. mercy

    i think Selena did good, it doesn’t mean she have to be perfect…. and i know Selena q.
    well be proud of Selena Gomez.. With singing her song and singing it in Spanish.Her doesn’t have to be perfect but she did it by the respect for Selena q. and it will be nice if u give her a changes.

    and the people that was sitting in the front row where nick was. are they the family of Selena q.

  19. Z zzzzz

    Hola! a todos solo quiero decir que selena gomez lo hiso genial pero nadie puede reemplasar a selena quintanilla….. Me cae muy bien selena gomez pero selena quintanilla ocupara un lugar muy especial en nuestros corazones……P.D dejen en paz a selena gomes que se esforso mucho y se merese nuestra admiracion…. R.I.P selena q. We miss you and we never going to foorgot you

  20. I am the only one HONEST HERE!!

    heeey all you people the only GREAT singer here is SELENA QUINTANILLA-PEREZ even though she passed out about 15 years ago her songs are still going on and on and on and trust me they will never stop EVER……..R.I.P SELENA QUINTANILLA WE ALL LOVE YOU AND WE MISS YOU LOTZ I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. te quiero muchooo selena gomez i love youuou u

  22. kakeeto saidi

    which ov de two is alive?

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