Selena Gomez kicked off her UNICEF concert at the Best Buy Theater in New York City last night by saying it was her first time performing in more than a year -- but J-14 Magazine was there front and center and watched her take the stage like a pro. Not only did she rock out to her trademark songs like "Round and Round" and "Love You Like a Love Song," but she used her comeback concert to sing some carefully selected cover songs... perhaps hinting at her emotional breakup with almost two-year on- and off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber.
"I'm excited for you guys to have this next year with me and hear everything and see everything that I've been going through," Selena told the sold-out crowd that included movie star Ben Stiller.
Selena introduced one of the covers by saying, "It's by my best friend in the entire world and if anybody has felt anything painful to their heart, they know who this girl is. Sing along if you know it." And she burst into a heartfelt rendition of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," that she ended with a sly little giggle.
She then got even sassier and fiester by telling the audience that the last couple of months have been difficult for her and that she'd been "sad" before diving into Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" with more passion than we'd ever seen her sing with before. Not only did she avoid saying the word "Justin" by introducing it as an "*NSYNC J.T." song, but she ended it with she same sly little giggle she did Taylor Swift's song.
Selena followed up her boy trouble cover songs with Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time."
Watch Selena Gomez's sneaky little giggle at the end of both "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "Cry Me A River."
Stay tuned to J-14 Magazine for more videos and photos from the big concert last night.
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