Regional Mexican singer Chiquis Rivera, nominated for Mi Artista Regional Mexicano at 2016 Premios Juventud, spoke to the media about her covers of Selena Quintanilla hits for her throwback theme of the ‘Queen of Tex Mex’ at this year’s awards show.
Earlier this week, a video was released of Chiquis performing a tribute for the late Tejano star for Premios Juventud. The annual awards show is planning a retro/throwback theme for this year’s broadcast. As a result, it had been announced that Chiquis would be paying tribute to Selena, a lifelong idol of the 31-year-old singer.
Selena fans gave harsh criticism of the performance and Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, defended Chiquis’ performance with a comment on the Selena Quintanilla-Perez Fans Facebook group.
“You people need to stop the critic I think she done a fair job,” Quintanilla commented. “I know that Selena would have congratulated her, that is the kind of person Selena was. If Chiquis felt like singing the songs as a tribute Me and my family are ok with it, many girls sing Selena’s songs, and it’s an honor that they do that.”
Chiquis is confirmed as one of the many stars who will perform at the thirteenth edition of Premios Juventud, which takes place on Thursday, July 14 at 7 PM/6c on Univision.
WATCH: Chiquis defiende sus ‘covers’ de los éxitos de Selena Quintanilla
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