Selena Gomez Performs At Z100’s Jingle Ball

If you’re a regular around these parts, you’ll know that we’re big supporters of Selena Gomez and love nearly every move she makes. So, you’ll be surprised to hear that we aren’t exactly jumping for joy over the lacklustre set she performed last night at Z100’s Jingle Ball.

Truth be told, this was underwhelming and it’s a bit frustrating to watch her just go through the motions on stage. Selena may not be the best performer in pop, but she’s one of the very few who takes cues from the legends and icons before her and gets what it means to be a pop star.

We aren’t too sure what happened between her performance with Zedd and her solo set, but the energy level and confidence went straight out the window. What happened to the girl who gave one of the best performances at this year’s American Music Awards or was the center piece of this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?

Chalk it up to nerves, a long day, or the end of a high intense touring schedule – who’s to say? What we do know is that Selena can do better than this and she has done better than this. Everyone has good performances and everyone has bad performances. We’re not saying it totally falls into the later category (‘Good For You’ was great and certains parts of ‘Hands To Myself’ and ‘Kill Em With Kindness were strong’), but it’s somewhere in the middle.

Vocally, it seems like she still has a long way to go in order to capture the intensity she channels in the studio and translate that onto a stage. We just wish there was a bit more of an attack in her vocal performance instead of falling…well, flat.

Selena, girl – go home, rest up during the holidays, and come back swinging in the New Year. You’ve had one hell of a year and deserve the break.

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