Who could believe that it has been 20 years since Selena was killed?

In tribute to the "Como la flor" singer (whose full name was Selena Quintanilla-Pérez), Adrienne Bailon performed the hit song "I Could Fall in Love" on her talk show The Real Tuesday morning. Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, sat in the audience as Bailon sang her heart out for viewers. Dressed in a sparkly silver crop top and long skirt, Bailon channeled the Queen of Tejano.

Afterwards, Bailon admitted that she hasn't "performed in six years," but felt incredibly special because she says Selena's music is the reason she entered the entertainment industry.

"My first songs were Selena," she said to Suzette. "Thank you for giving me the honor."

Twenty years after losing her sister, Suzette still can't believe how much people still love and listen to her mega-talented sibling, who was killed by the former president of her fan club (who is is serving a life sentence in prison).

Jennifer Lopez, Selena Perez

Getty Images

Suzette thanked the audience and viewers and urged them to come visit for a festival in Texas happening later in April. "Thank you so much for continuing her legacy, thinking about her, jamming to her still," she said.

Jennifer Lopez, who famously portrayed Selena in the eponymous biopic, also paid tribute to the fallen star in an interview with Billboard.

"There is never going to be another Selena," Lopez said of the Mexican-American entertainer. "And as far as music goes, that's what's beautiful about artistry...It's a special thing that Selena had. That's why we're still talking about her 20 years later."

She also touched upon why she believes fans are still so moved by Selena's music.

"The grace with which she handled the business, the grace with which she handled her life, the humor," J.Lo added. "Her spirit of loving what she did. Her sense of family. That's the tragedy of everything that happened and why she left such an imprint—because she was gone way too soon."

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.