Selena Gomez Used Last Night’s Awards To Remind Us That She Shouldn’t Sing Live

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Selena Gomez performing at MTV Movie Awards April 2013 Come and Get It bindiOf all the glittering gemstones in the MTV Movie Awards' collection last night, I'm pretty sure that Selena Gomez was intended to be the crown jewel. Better luck next time, buddies. She's been pushing her new song ‘Come & Get It' for weeks, releasing it about a week before the awards to slightly…lackluster fanfare. (From me, at least.) I know I really shouldn't be comparing her to Demi Lovato, but it's tough when they come out with new songs around the same time and one is so clearly better than the other. But I did promise myself I'd reserve my full judgement until I saw Selena perform live at the MTV Movie Awards, so I dutifully tuned in last night with my brain wiped clean of any preconceived notions. I was ready to be wowed, or at least contented, but instead I got this…


What was that? I'm disappointed! I feel like whoever staged that number couldn't decide between having her sing live and having it be a lip-synched dance number, so they just did a sloppy combination. The costume and the dance moves looked great, as much as I completely don't understand where the Indian influence came from and why, but the moves were so extensive that by the end, she was too out of breath to sing along. She kept trying, though, and her mic was turned up so high that it was really obvious when she was coming in on the vocal track. I don't know, maybe I'm being a dick, but it felt like she was really flat! I wish her people had instructed her to either focus 100% on the singing or on the dancing. I mean, if we're talking about people being offended by lipsynching, her voice cutting in and out of the background track actually made it more obvious instead of less, so she might as well have gone whole hog and just busted out the dancing.

Anyway, I'm sure a lot of hardcore fans will disagree with me, but I was disappointed. I really like Selena and I wanted her to come out of the gate with something really hot! Show that big, dumb, Anne Frank Museum-attending Justin Bieber what professionalism looks like.