In the new Netflix show Selena: The Series, star Christian Serratos emulates the titular Tejano artist to star-making effect. Everything, from Selena’s mannerisms and choreography to her famous sequined outfits, are recreated for the show, which is executive produced by Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla and older sister Suzette. Those unfamiliar with the late musician (who tragically died in 1995) may even believe Serratos is singing “Como La Flor” or “Dame Un Beso” during the exhilarating performances.
The show tracks a young Selena’s rise from Texas teen with a powerful voice to the crowned Queen of Tejano music. But did Serratos—best known for her roles in The Walking Dead and Twilight—lend her real-life vocals to the show’s first season? Ahead, everything we know about Selena‘s behind-the-scenes musical inspiration.
Is Serratos actually singing as Selena?
Yes and no. While Selena Quintanilla’s actual voice is used during musical performances, Serratos can be heard any time the character is singing a cappella. “If there’s singing in an acting scene or if you see us on the bus, that’s me,” she told The Wall Street Journal. “But the performances are all [Selena], which is how it should be. As