Okay, I found some time to watch Selena Gomez's "Come and Get It" music video AND her live performance of it on Dancing with the Stars (video below). Anyone who knows me knows that I have ... let's call them "issues" with Selena as a music artist.
Let's start with the music video. Mission accomplished: Selena managed to pull off sexy without being distasteful about it. Reminiscent of her "A Year Without Rain" music video with her long flowy dresses and dark alluring eyes, Selena plays on a dark seductive side of herself she wants to unveil to the world - a blossoming beauty emerging from her Disney cocoon. That's all this video said to me. Don't get me wrong, the girl is gorgeous (and I wish I could rawwk red lipstick like her) and I'm all for growing up as a maturing young woman, but that's all this video offers.
I appreciate the attempt to bring dancing into the picture with her performances as opposed to standing there doing nothing to engage with the audience, but in all the videos I've seen of her dancing (indirectly bashing the Biebs), she's a stiff dancer.
With that said, I turn my attention to the DWTS performance. I shake my head as the music overpowered her weak vocals ... or wait, her lip-syncing performance? I thought the AMAs performance was a lip-sync gimmick but was pleasantly surprised that she sang and danced at the same time - props - but she didn't dance as much at the DWTS performance and she still lip-synced? Why.
|Not the DWTS Performance|