Teens are sure showing that they respect each other this week. First Taylor Swift paid tribute to Justin Bieber while on tour in Canada. Now Selena Gomez is doing the same for former teen queen Britney Spears.
Selena is currently on her We Own the Night Tour in Florida. Yesterday in Boca Raton, Gomez performed a mashup of Britney’s hits. The songs she sang included Baby One More Time, Crazy, Oops! I Did It Again, Toxic, and Hold It Against Me! What a great way for the young star to respect the singers who came before and probably influenced her. Demi Lovato, tweeted that she was sorry to miss the concert, and sure enough missed a great show.
Selena told MTV about her set saying “I’m not going to even touch Britney! She’s so good. I wouldn’t want to butcher it. I’m just going to pay tribute to her! I’m gonna say she’s awesome.” From the way the fans react on the video below, it certainly seems she did Spears justice. Gomez can be seen recreating much of Britney’s famous choreography.
Britney Spears was one of the original queens of teen pop for this generation. Now she’s passing the baton to newer stars like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. Many have also made the comparison that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber could be this generation’s Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Only time will tell if this teen couple lasts or if they’ll split like the stars before them. One thing can be said for Gomez – she certainly knows how to give a great mash up!
Check out the video below of Selena Gomez’ Briteny Spears medley.