Selena Gomez Has a Reason for Why Her AMA Performance Sucked

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Selena Gomez made QUITE the impression on the red carpet of the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

We mean... just look at the photo below.

Without getting too crude or inappropriate or anything, it's clear why this ensemble had a lot of folks talking, right?

Selena Gomez at 2019 AMAs

Shortly after posing for this picture, however, Selena changed outfits and took to the stage in Los Angeles -- and observers suddenly starting talking about her for other, non-boob related reasons.

In short, the singer's failed to live up to expectations.

For her first live television performance in two years, Gomez performed her two new songs, the vulnerable ballad “Lose You to Love Me” and upbeat anthem “Look at Her Now."

And the responses to these renditions?

Selena Gomez Sings at the AMAs

Well. They were not very positive.

“I love Selena, but oof was that a rough performance #AMAs #AMAs2019," one fan wrote on Twitter, while another added:

“I love Selena … but, WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT!!? #AMAs."

And then a third chimed as follows:

“Selena Gomez just flopped so bad … This is the worst performance I’ve seen since Fergie’s national anthem fail …YIKES #AMAs."

Selena Gomez Dances on Stage

Poor Selena.

In recent weeks, the pop star has been riddled with drama after the release of her “Lose You to Love Me,” which many believe is about her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber.

She then had to tell fans to stop saying mean things about Bieber's wife, Hailey Baldwin.

Perhaps due to these clouds of controversy, a source now tells People Magazine that there's a reason Gomez performed so poorly on Sunday evening.

Selena Gomez AMA Pic

"She definitely had a panic attack. She was nervous. She hasn’t been on stage in two years, and it’s an important song in her career,” this insider alleges, adding of Selena:

“She really wanted to deliver."

If this is true, we feel really terrible for Gomez.

We've never performed in front of millions of television viewers and really can't imagine the pressure that must build up there.

Selena Gomez Music Video Still

According to this same report, Gomez’s panic attack hit “at the last minute" and "it threw her off. She did sound better at rehearsal."

Clearly aware that the performance was not the best she can offer, Selena still tried to sound a happy tune on Instagram yesterday.

“Feels good to be back,” she wrote on Instagram with photos of her red carpet look.

“Thank you to my entire team and to my fans that stand by me. All of this is for you and because of you. excited for this chapter.”

And, hey, as you can see below... at least Selena's BFF had herself quite the night:

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Selena Gomez Biography

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Selena Gomez is a Disney Channel star. She appears on the hit show Wizards of Waverly Place and is considered by many fans to be "the... More »
Born
Birthplace
New York City
Full Name
Selena Marie Gomez

Selena Gomez Quotes

I'm not going to be a solo artist. I want to be in a band with four other guys.

Selena Gomez

I'm kind of lame. I prefer quiet evenings at home, hanging out with my family.

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