SELENA GOMEZ DOES ‘NEW.MUSIC.LIVE’

Selena Gomez made an appearance on New.Music.Live in Toronto, Canada today (August 24).

After rocking out the Molson Amphitheatre last night, the 19-year-old starlet was up bright and early this morning as she dropped by the MuchMusic headquarters for an interview.

In this special presentation, Selena sat down with Lauren Toyota to talk about her We Own the Night tour, the next steps in her career, and more, in front of a live studio audience.

As for last night’s concert? The Toronto Star offers a review:

The sold-out mob taking in Disney-approved teen queen Selena Gomez’s gig at the Molson Amphitheatre on Tuesday night was a heartwarming study in family togetherness, very popular parents marshalling pods of overstimulated offspring atop colourful blankets or toting wee ’uns on shoulders at an impossible-to-navigate density all the way to the fences at the back of the lawns. By the looks of things, a good half of Gomez’s following hasn’t even crossed into the “tween” demographic yet. Thank the fates for all the glo-sticks flickering everywhere or it would have been like navigating a vast field of ping-ponging, pint-sized mines up there once the sun went down.

Gomez and the Scene — as her band is known — isn’t bad, as these things go, though. She’s not a singer of any great character, although she can hit her notes, nor did this stop on her We Own the Night tour betray much indication, beyond a Hendrixian “O, Canada” introduction by her guitarist, of straying from the brisk script it must surely observe on every other night. But the tunes, while utterly effervescent, are generally non-hateful party jams your average, discerning, hot-to-trot soccer mom wouldn’t feel terribly guilty singing along to on the way to school.

They steal from the right sources, in any case, in their adherence to the disposable pop music’s “the familiar is never threatening” credo. True, “We Own the Night” could be a lost Starship horror from the ’80s, but “Love You Like a Love Song” flows like prime ABBA, “Bang Bang Bang” drips sauce like the Scissor Sisters, “Spotlight” apes “Hey Baby”-era No Doubt and there was a lot of Goldfrapp going on in one oozy dance cut I can’t identify because . . . well, I’m not a 10-year-old girl. And because I’m not a 10-year-old girl, I’ll stop with my high-minded “music criticism” right there. I’m pretty sure all the 10-year-old girls at the Amphitheatre on Tuesday were going bananas for all this stuff, all night long. They could do worse.

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