Stars Pay Tribute To Selena At This Year’s Houston Rodeo

The Huston Rodeo is back for another year at the NRG Stadium, and just as every year, after the livestock exhibitions and rodeos are done, the stars take the stage to put on a show for the attendees.

Some of the world’s biggest recording artists have been known to perform at the rodeo, including Beyonce, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, John Legend, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Dixie Chicks, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and on and on.

However, one of the performers who was a regular at the show was Selena Quintanilla who performed her last show at the rodeo in 1995, only one week before she was tragically murdered.

And some of this year’s performers, like Kacey Musgraves and Camila Cabello, took the opportunity to pay tribute to the iconic singer during their performances.

 Cardi B performing at Rodeo Houston on March 1, 2019. (Photo Credit: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Here are some of the tributes:

Camila Cabello sang “Dreaming of You”

The “Havana” star shared a video of herself performing the Tejano singer’s hit on Instagram and wrote: “55,001 souls dreaming of Selena last night at the Houston rodeo. We love you, Selena.”

 

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Kacey Musgraves sang “Como La Flor”

Musgrave performed at the Rodeo on February 25, 2019, which is exactly 24 years after Selena’s final performance at the rodeo, so she honored her with a cover of “Como La Flor”, which was then shared by a fan on Twitter.

 

Cardi B sang “Como La Flor”

Cardi B, who broke Houston Rodeo capacity record by drawing in 75,580 people, shared an Instagram video thanking Selena for inspiring her and giving her courage to perform in front of the record-breaking crowd. She might not have performed the song on stage, but at the end of the video, she begins to sing and dance along to “Como La Flor.”

 

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“I was so nervous to perform in front of 75,000-plus people,” she says. “But when I saw this picture, like out of all the outfits that she wore, this was the inspiration for my outfit in ‘Please Me.’ I know I was gonna be alright.”

If you’re familiar with the music video for her and Bruno Mars’s new song, “Please Me,” you’ll have seen she wears a nearly-identical outfit to the one Selena is wearing in the picture that’s hanging on the wall.