Selena Gomez has made her Premio Lo Nuestro debut, however, it was not what fans were expecting. The viewers were promised a performance by Selena and Rauw Alejandro at the awards show on Thursday.
Unfortunately for fans, the segment was pre-taped where Selena wore a silky, shimmering dress. It was the taped rendition of Baila Conmigo and was shot against fiery red and orange backdrop by herself. Rauw was seen in his own space with a blue backdrop.
The visuals were similar to what was featured in the duo’s music video which did not make fans happy. This just made them wonder if they taped anything new for their performance. Unhappy fans took to Twitter as they expressed their disappointment. One user wrote, “I really thought Selena was gonna be at the award show. @Univision y’all played me. You should of just said it was a video premier.”
Other fans called Selena a scammer while others complained about how they watched the whole shower for the video she already shared. The pre-taped performance comes just weeks before the release of her first-ever Spanish-language EP Revelacion. Selena’s new album is set to release on March 12.
Fans were actually expecting Selena to give her first live performance in over a year but the network aired what seemed to be the alternative music video for Baila Conmigo. Her fans made it clear that they would have loved to see the new version of the music video without them having advertised otherwise.
They were eagerly waiting for a live performance and they are upset that they built up so much anticipation for something that was never going to happen.
“I’m so, so proud of my heritage…”
Early this month, the singer made her return to Latin music with her very personal and empowering track, De Una Vez. She followed this epic release with her next track, Baila Conmigo. Both the tracks, De Una Vez and Baila Conmigo were produced by Tainy, Albert Hype, Jota Rosa, and NEON16.
Selena talked about her album and her decision to create a Spanish album in a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music. She shared how creating the Spanish album has been something she wanted to do for 10 years. The singer expressed how proud she is of her heritage and feels like she wanted it to happen.
The Rare singer revealed, “Because I’m so, so proud of my heritage and just genuinely felt like I wanted this to happen. And it happened, and I feel like it’s the perfect timing. Just with all the division in the world, there’s something about Latin music that globally just makes people feel things, you know?”
This year’s Premio Lo Nuestro was held live from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. J. Balvin had led the pack of nominees with 14 nominations, which followed Malum with 12. Camila received 10 nominations with Ozuna earning eight. Anuel AA, Bad Bunny, Karol G, Natti Natasha, Sebastian Yatra, and Sech all received seven nominations each.
Selena Gomez had revealed the meaning behind the dress in her music video for De Una Vez. She was not just wearing a pretty dress but it had more significance than we would think.
Selena Hoped That The Message Of Hope Comes Across
The music video was dropped on January 14. The Rodarte pink dress with floral print and a glowing heart at the center held special meaning. It was a reflection of the overall theme of the singer’s Spanish video. The music video was made for anyone who has had their heartbroken.
She revealed in an interview with Vogue published on January 18. The Rare Beauty founder shared that to immerse herself into a project that was inspired by the Latin culture, she wanted to work with native Spanish-speaking creators.
She hoped that the message of hope comes across after acknowledging the pain and hurt of people. The singer’s songs about heartbreak have been widely relatable for fans everywhere. This era came after her split with her longtime on-again and off-again ex, Justin Bieber.
Fans do believe that this was what inspired Selena to make her comeback song last year. She came back with the superhit song, Lose You to Love Me. De Una Vez is the singer’s first-ever single in Spanish solo.