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Remembering Selena Quintanilla-Perez

On March 31, 1995, Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez was fatally shot by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar. It’s been sixteen years to the day since we lost Selena, who’s life and death was memorably portrayed by Jennifer Lopez in the 1997 film Selena, but her music continues to make an impact on today’s world. Earlier on this season of American Idol, contestant Karen Rodriguez sang Selena’s famous ballad “I Could Fall In Love” and last year, Selena Gomez introduced Selena’s music to a new generation of fans when covering “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” in concert.

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This is Why We Like Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez, as far as young female starlets go, does not offend me in the slightest. She seems really sweet and she’s a UNICEF ambassador and then last night she went and covered a song by the original Selena during her show at the San Antonio Rodeo. The real Selena, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, is one of my favorite people ever. For Selena Gomez to pay homage to her and bring her music to the attention of a new generation of possible fans is very cool. Also, ummm… is that her on-again boyfriend Nick Jonas holding it down on the side of the stage?