Selena Gomez and her band, the Scene, have covered the Backstreet Boys' 1999 staple "I Want It That Way" in concert before, but in a video posted yesterday (Jan. 25) on the singer's YouTube, the 18-year-old puts a new, DIY-ish twist on the tune.
Video: Selena Gomez Covers BSB's "I Want It That Way" Backstage
Adding her backing band's vocals to the din, Gomez and co. sing along to the original, over-dramatizing the performance in their dressing room. Eventually, Gomez waltzes over to a few seated individuals, passionately crooning to them and trying to incite them to sing along -- "You know the words!" calls one band member to an at-first-hesitant participant.
Is it as passionate a performance as this? Of course not. Amusing nonetheless? You bet.