• Published on Oct 14, 2018
  • Voice teacher Sam Jonson's analysis of Selena Gomez singing the same songs on different days.
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Comments • 832

  • Whatever Mehrsa
    Whatever Mehrsa 8 days ago

    I don't know why selena's worst performance is always the bests ... c'mon she has way worse than these

  • jasmyn sch
    jasmyn sch 18 days ago

    honestly she's not that bad she just needs A COMPETENT vocal coach because she can improve so much

  • pluviophile
    pluviophile Month ago

    Was that Harry Styles wtf lol

  • Courtney Stroud
    Courtney Stroud Month ago

    Let's just agree that Sam out sang Selena just by humming a few notes of her songs.

  • Colette FroggyStylez4Real

    She has lupus which is why sometimes she is more tired then others but she loves whats she does

  • Julie Kim
    Julie Kim Month ago

    HAHA I love how outraged you are when the clip's showing two different comparisons. HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO COMPARE?

  • Ida Warness
    Ida Warness Month ago

    I know this video is old and all, but I just wanted to point out that the vast majority of Lupus patients (which includes Selena), has some form of vocal deficit, and that’s on top of the general fatigue that comes with the disease.
    Not saying that’s why she’s inconsistent, as it may very well «just» be a lack of training. But it’s at least worth considering.
    When singing is your passion, it Truly sucks to have a condition that makes your vocals unpredictable and easily worn out.

  • Kale
    Kale 2 months ago

    How come nobody can just say she’s really bad. Money to hire the best of the best, and still sounds bad.

  • Harlequinade
    Harlequinade 2 months ago

    With Same Old Love, I'm a pianist and not a vocalist, but I can very clearly tell the difference in mood between the two performances (some of that comes from key). Personally, I prefer the 'worst' version. Sounds more aggressive and hooks me into it more.

  • Embla Nilsson
    Embla Nilsson 2 months ago

    React to billie eilish best vs worst vocols

  • Sayest
    Sayest 2 months ago

    Kinda late but it makes me think when Disney started pushing her to sing they didn’t give her the same care as say Demi or Miley and it reflects she didn’t have a good foundation

  • ethel faith toledo
    ethel faith toledo 3 months ago

    Hi Sam. Please react to KZ Tandingan's "Close To You" ru-clip.com/video/wObSHFLN9N4/video.html

  • Guido González
    Guido González 3 months ago

    I dont understand shit but i love watching ur videos

  • Mehreen Gilani
    Mehreen Gilani 3 months ago

    this is a better video for comparison

  • Bryeanna Brazill
    Bryeanna Brazill 3 months ago

    First track is a pre recorded track (lip synced), the secound one is an edited video, the third and fourth one is shit even with an autotune mic.... The rest I didnt watch I clicked off

  • Matt's Horsemanship
    Matt's Horsemanship 3 months ago

    Sorry but to me she sounds like a mediocre karaoke singer. She's beautiful and might have some fun songs but live she's not that great.

  • breanna
    breanna 4 months ago +1

    Ever since 2014, Selena has had a vocal coach. His name is Stevie Mackey. I don't know how good he is but he's on Instagram. I think he helped her a lot compared to back when she started

  • hello ashley
    hello ashley 4 months ago

    i love my baby sel

  • Mephatass
    Mephatass 4 months ago

    Is there a difference though? Because the best sounds like the worst to me.... just saying.

  • Katie Samuels
    Katie Samuels 4 months ago

    I hugely appreciate your short 'to-the-point' introductions. Great video as always

  • Maximilian Wirth
    Maximilian Wirth 4 months ago

    Please do a reacting to Tobias Sammet Studio vs. Live performance!

  • Santiago Glew
    Santiago Glew 4 months ago

    If I have to be honest, I never considered selena a good singer nor skilled. Great video though. thanks!

  • April Knight
    April Knight 4 months ago +1

    Seems to me that a lot of the "worst" ones were when she was trying to dance and perform while singing, and the "best" ones were when she was standing still and could concentrate on her singing instead of singing and dancing at the same time. Plus, she's just not a skilled singer. The studio does wonders for a lot (most) of these Disney singers.

  • Adelene Nicole
    Adelene Nicole 5 months ago

    You should make a reaction video of Selena Quintanilla! 😃

  • jagijongin
    jagijongin 5 months ago

    he said "wasn't that a different key?"
    in my mind i was like: "aren't you the professional? what the fuck do i know?"

  • Krysuna
    Krysuna 5 months ago

    let’s be honest she isn’t really good at singing, she’s more a visual

  • Fatemh
    Fatemh 5 months ago

    Her songs are fun to listen but she’s not good singer. Anyone can do what she’s doing sorry 😐

  • Ofelia Males
    Ofelia Males 5 months ago

    que alguien tradusca tus videos en ESPAÑOL por favor

  • Vince Levi
    Vince Levi 5 months ago

    Selena needs to sing more in an acoustic style.

  • Tae's loud a** sneeze and YOONMIN!

    Tbh I think she's a better actress than a singer. She's not bad per se but not as good as some well known singer voices. She could work on it but I guess she just doesnt? She is just breathless. Like she is not able to breathe freely

  • Ladybear Aresha
    Ladybear Aresha 5 months ago +1

    Selena has a great voice, she need to improve her technique and vocal.

  • Ladybear Aresha
    Ladybear Aresha 5 months ago

    Try react on Shila Amzah!

  • heyitsrosie
    heyitsrosie 5 months ago

    She's been a singer for 10 years... shes never found the time to improve her singing, learn the basics of singing in ten years?
    I think she's also kinda tone deaf (idk if that's the right terms) but she constantly hits one seminote up/down, go off key, sing in a different key. It's infuriating to me.

    Red BRODFED 5 months ago +1

    There’s something about his intros that seem a bit off. No hate tho.

  • E. Izaguirre
    E. Izaguirre 5 months ago

    In all honesty, I feel like Selena's value lies more in her fame than talent. She's just not a good singer, she doesn't even put the effort to improve and her songs are fun to listen to because she got producers that could make catchy tunes. It's kind of funny when her fans get so desperate to try and convince themselves and everyone else that she can sing like, it's okay to like someone even if they can't sing, you know? Some people still like 21st century Mariah Carey.

  • Jacqueline Zhao
    Jacqueline Zhao 6 months ago

    The only thing that can make our pure and kind hearted Sam snap is an illogical uploader.

  • v pal
    v pal 6 months ago

    Do you think she can sing? I personally think she can’t sing

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    CRIStina 6 months ago


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  • meow
    meow 6 months ago

    She's a manufactured pop star. That's it.

  • Millicent
    Millicent 6 months ago +1

    I’m pretty sure she’s said herself that she knows she’s not an amazing singer she just likes doing it, she wants to be an actress that’s her main priority

  • PT111111
    PT111111 6 months ago

    You're too nice. I think Selena is just overrated as a singer. Probably more famous than she deserves because of her association with Bieber.

    • Mehreen Gilani
      Mehreen Gilani 3 months ago

      no one considers her vocalist. hey like her music, personality, and visuals

  • Not Leah
    Not Leah 6 months ago

    She’s not a strong singer.

  • PK Blondie
    PK Blondie 6 months ago

    Very inconsistent vocalist. Ughhh frustrating to hear

  • Brittani Allen
    Brittani Allen 6 months ago

    I really like the way you critique. You make everything make perfect sense and it’s not mean criticism at all. Perfect 👌🏻

  • m lynn
    m lynn 6 months ago

    ooh, please react to In This Moment "blood" ...theres an acoustic seemingly live version: ru-clip.com/video/SbH5NeiFGjY/video.html

  • loser
    loser 6 months ago

    selena is inconsistent because she's tone deaf and can't ever keep the right key when singing, her singing is weak to begin with but damn.. this was just so sad to watch

  • Alicia Awa Website
    Alicia Awa Website 6 months ago

    I love her but she isn’t really talented for singing.

  • Carly Rae Nation
    Carly Rae Nation 6 months ago

    I don’t like when artists sing a couple words or skip a lot of the songs like ariana grande skips alot of words in her songs live

  • William Noirot
    William Noirot 6 months ago

    You should do a react for..
    Kamelot - "Elizabeth I,II,III" from One Cold Winters Night DVD
    Kamelot - "Memento Mori" Live in Belgrade
    Nightwish - "Ghost Love Score" Official from Buenos Ares
    Unleash the Archers - “Awakening” play through video.

  • Michael Vail
    Michael Vail 7 months ago

    Where have you been? 3 weeks since your last upload :(

  • Katalina Prado
    Katalina Prado 7 months ago

    Please react to Harry Styles and Demi Lovato best vocals 😭 love you!

  • x Z
    x Z 7 months ago

    Sam has really nice eyebrows.😌

  • LegzFallOffGirl
    LegzFallOffGirl 7 months ago

    Disney stars are forced to do so much... It's little wonder the poor girl gets exhausted

  • Maríe smith
    Maríe smith 7 months ago +1

    Selena isn't a powerful singer and doesn't have great range, but it's her tone and emotion that makes her unique, her tone is so soothing.

  • fiFtysHadesOfgAy
    fiFtysHadesOfgAy 7 months ago

    Harry Styles best vs worst vocals?

  • Jay Schoeman
    Jay Schoeman 7 months ago

    What do you mean by "engaged" (2:25)? Please consider doing a terminology/ theory video. Many thanks for all so far!

  • honest ly
    honest ly 7 months ago

    Love ur reviews

  • Allie B
    Allie B 7 months ago +2

    I just don’t think she’s a very good singer. She can carry a tune ( most of the time) but that doesn’t a great singer make. If she’s sitting down and not moving she can hold it together better-if she’s moving around a stage forget it.

  • Anna Katalifos
    Anna Katalifos 7 months ago +1

    You are such a sweetheart. Keep doing you.

  • ima direwolf
    ima direwolf 7 months ago

    All these vocal coach reaction are always too nice imo.

  • Daniel Gonzalez
    Daniel Gonzalez 7 months ago

    Tristan Paredas Who? 🤠😜🙈

  • matheus cezar
    matheus cezar 7 months ago

    Sam react to Selena Gomez Best Vocals please!

  • Melissa Andrea Gutiérrez

    You should offer your vocal training services to her 😅😅😅

  • It'sMe George
    It'sMe George 7 months ago

    Please react to Taylor swift best live vocals ❤️❤️❤️

  • Anne Raquel
    Anne Raquel 7 months ago

    Soooo much better than Tristan

  • Morgane Fichter
    Morgane Fichter 7 months ago

    Hi! Watched some of your videos & I find them very interesting!
    I was wondering if you could analyze 5 Seconds Of Summer live performances, especially the evolution of their voices through the years. I'm very intrigued.
    Anyway, love your videos.

  • ayriel cairo
    ayriel cairo 7 months ago

    Honestly, I can't even on this one.

  • Lydia Zavala
    Lydia Zavala 7 months ago

    Yeah she just sucks tbh lol.

  • Charlie B
    Charlie B 7 months ago

    She's sounds much better when she's not moving. I think when she's moving around the stage or dancing she loses control of her breathing and can't seem to do moving and singing. Would love to see you do a comparison video on Pink, Beautiful Trauma - normal live performance vs AMA's on the side of the building!

  • Lissy 01
    Lissy 01 7 months ago

    Harry at the end😂

  • Icetail_1r
    Icetail_1r 7 months ago +2

    I feel like the maker of the video is biased.. there are a lot more songs in her repertoire that showcases her current vocals much better than any of those clips.. Its like they compared bad with not bad and showed none of her good performances.

  • AffinityOfTime
    AffinityOfTime 8 months ago

    While Selena Gomez isn't my favorite, she has been very open about her health. She has Lupus. She's had a kidney transplant. If she has a bad show (or a dozen), then so be it. Maybe she's not a lazy singer or a poor one, but maybe she's focusing on her health instead of her career. I have a chronic illness myself, and there are days I can't keep up with the basics. What she's doing while living with her chronic illness is honestly pretty awesome. So, no, I don't like her as a singer, but she's still an amazing person.

  • Jason Angeles
    Jason Angeles 8 months ago

    i like your hair here

  • dull noumenon
    dull noumenon 8 months ago

    please react to little mix's Love Me or Leave Me!!!

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  • David Meadows
    David Meadows 8 months ago

    Hey Sam. i would like for you to check out a woman named Minniva. she is a RU-clipr that does cover songs. i personally think she is a amazing. i think her lows are done beautifully and i would like to know what you think. i think you will really like her personally.

  • Rin
    Rin 8 months ago

    I think the point of the worst for Me and the Rhythm was that she was supposed to be lip syncing to it but messed up by barely remembering to sync along. I could be wrong though 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • David Arango
    David Arango 8 months ago

    Lol proof she can’t sing

  • Brax1982
    Brax1982 8 months ago

    The supposedly "best" Me And The Rhythm is worse than the "worst"...it's heavily off-pitch. So far, Selena Gomez is one of those rare singers for which I agree on the consensus that she is a bad vocalist. To be fair, this video is comparing apples to oranges and I am not familiar with more recent performances.

  • Adamari AM
    Adamari AM 8 months ago

    React to Taylor's Rep tour vocals please

  • Oceania
    Oceania 8 months ago +2

    I'm sorry but I just don't think she can sing at all. Literally anyone and I mean anyone can fake good singing by whispering/talk singing and adding theatrics and a cool beat. The ratio of "good" to bad performances is like 10:1

  • Kim Yukkuri
    Kim Yukkuri 8 months ago

    Sam:( i was wondering if you could react to this performance! thank you so much for your videos~~~ ru-clip.com/video/mUsWmdRMdsQ/video.html

  • Semila Cabez
    Semila Cabez 8 months ago

    i think maybe you should react to her vocals from revival tour, i really think she improved and you can hear that there..at least for me

  • Pía Vargas Baiocchi
    Pía Vargas Baiocchi 8 months ago

    Hope you can react to Florece Welch's live performances!!!! ru-clip.com/video/qcZZSg1xfg8/video.html

  • Sibylle Bloemen
    Sibylle Bloemen 8 months ago

    I would love to hear your thoughts about Paloma Faith! I think she is amazing live, but I'm not an expert at all

  • Jessica Stewart
    Jessica Stewart 8 months ago

    Love your videos!!! I want to see a reaction to Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! singing Two Coffins next!

  • MrWolfieNuno
    MrWolfieNuno 8 months ago

    I lover her music but I feel like she isn’t that dedicated to singing as much but then again she can be preforming during a concert and be outta breath from singing all those songs and she can do a one song performance on tv which will make her sound very good. Overall she’s still my favorite 🤘

  • Laura Kratovil
    Laura Kratovil 8 months ago

    Let’s be honest, Selena can’t sing for beans.

  • Nanna Tuominen
    Nanna Tuominen 8 months ago

    please react to her dream cover! one of the best vocally from her

  • Hattrick Swayze
    Hattrick Swayze 8 months ago

    Her pitch is all over the place

  • Cami Pesante.
    Cami Pesante. 8 months ago

    "it was"
    JAJAJAJA. Love from Arg.

  • Elin L
    Elin L 8 months ago

    React to Zara Larsson.

  • teefey ürik
    teefey ürik 8 months ago

    Guys, I'm not gonnay say she is the best singer, because she is not. But in fact she is a decent one, if you want you can look for her REAL best vocals, these were not her best at all, just saying. Still, she needs to put a lot more of a work in her breath control

    SNOOF AYY 8 months ago

    hey, loved the video! my gf is a big fan of yours! i was wondering if you could check out a video of the band King gizzard and the lizard wizard and maybe review stu Mackenzie's performance? i think two videos that showcase his voice most are the im in your mind fuzz medley on KEXP or Crumbling castle performance they did on KEXP? they're a very crazy band and he has some interesting technique!

  • Rebecca Patricia
    Rebecca Patricia 8 months ago

    Could you do worst and best with Ariana Grande? I think it would be pretty interesting because for me she always sounds sooo great (even in the „worst“)

    MEEMS 8 months ago

    Watching Sam Johnson give positive critiques literally makes me so happy...i feel like he can cure all the worlds problems with his polite giggle and constructive criticism always followed by a positive comment.
    Having a bad day? Watch Sam Johnson
    Feeling down about the four pieces of pizza you just ate? Sam Johnson
    Think you can’t get all that laundry done? Sam Johnson!
    War in the Middle East? Sam Johnson
    World hunger? Sam Johnson again

  • yuh
    yuh 8 months ago

    do this with ariana please!

  • Melissa Lopez
    Melissa Lopez 8 months ago

    If you haven't by now. Please react on Jorja's Smith

  • savetheprettyoddvessel
    savetheprettyoddvessel 8 months ago

    Can you please react to Written By The Stars by John Legend and Wendy of Red Velvet? ru-clip.com/video/H4a-5BdZ5ck/video.html