Selena Gomez is honored to be helping keep slain singer Selena's name alive. Gomez was actually named after Selena Quintanilla-Perez, who was gunned down when the Wizards of Waverly Place star was just two years old.
According to a report from Starpulse, Selena (Justin Bieber's girlfriend) even got to speak by phone to the late Tejano singer's father when the recording session for the tribute album was underway.
"I want to thank you for participating in this project," Abraham Quintanilla Jr. said.
"I'm extremely honoured that you thought of me for this," Selena Gomez told him.
Can you imagine the honor this must be for Selena to have been named after this Tejano singer, then to learn later on that the young woman was murdered--and now she gets to perform one of her songs on the tribute album? Gomez must be beside herself with excitement. She claims that Quintanilla-Perez was a significant influence on her throughout her life. Just to be considered for this job is a huge honor.
Gomez will be performing the late Selena's 1994 hit Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. It will be digitally remastered to sound like she is actually singing a duet with the murdered singer.
"I'm keeping her name alive," Justin Bieber's Selena says.
You can check out a photo of Selena Quintanilla-Perez by clicking here.
You'll be able to hear both Selenas perform on the album Enamorada de Ti when it is released.
Do you remember Selena Quintanilla-Perez? It was heartbreaking when she was suddenly gunned down in the prime of her life and at the height of her career.
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