Friday, June 17, 2011

Selena Gomez Does Her Best Britney On 'Whiplash'

Teen star channels the pop titan as Spears-penned dance tune from Gomez's album leaks to the Net.
By James Dinh

Selena Gomez
Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/ WireImage

It's a good thing Selena Gomez is feeling much better after her hospitalization last week because the Disney starlet has a string of gigs lined up to promote her soon-to-be-released album, When the Sun Goes Down. And while the LP doesn't hit stores until June 28, some of the tracks have already surfaced on the Internet, including "Whiplash," which MTV News has confirmed was co-written by Britney Spears.

Gomez, who has gushed to us about her Spears fandom, shows off her best impersonation of the pop princess on "Whiplash." The dance number begins with sonic flares and effects as the teen songstress sings about a blossoming romance. Gomez then adds a twist to the song by saying a number of phrases in a thick British accent before the pulsating chorus kicks in.

"Come on and take me to the other side/ I'm gonna wait, when I look into your eyes," she croons. "I'm so in love, I think I'm going to crash/ And get whiplash, whiplash, whiplash."

"Whiplash" was reportedly a track that failed to make the cut on Spears' comeback album, Circus. Among the other songs leaked from When the Sun Goes Down are "That's More Like It" and "We Own the Night." Fans will get to see Selena doing more Britney when she tackles some of the pop star's classic hits on her upcoming tour. Earlier this year, Gomez told MTV News that she was thinking about paying tribute to the singer with "a mash-up of some of her songs."

The Disney starlet and hard-core Britney fan revealed that she looked at Spears' entire discography in decided what tunes to cover. "We're gonna do a little tribute. We're gonna do her hits, ' ... Baby One More Time,' and then I think we're going to try to incorporate 'Toxic' and that phase," she said. "And then we might do some of her recent, new stuff."

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