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Selena Gomez Opened Up About People Thinking She's A Bad Singer, And Kelly Clarkson's Response Was Perfect

"I know that people may not think I'm the greatest singer."

On Friday, Selena Gomez made an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show to promote her new album, Rare.

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One of the topics she talked about was the criticism she gets as a vocalist. A few months ago at the American Music Awards, Selena struggled during her performance of "Lose You to Love Me."

Selena Gomez really said “sang off key in my own chorus” #AMAs

The singer reportedly had a panic attack before the performance.

"I know that people may not think I'm the greatest singer," Selena told Kelly.

"But I just work my ass off. I really love writing and creating and creating melodies and growing."

"I felt like [Rare] was my chance to say all the things that I wanted to say."

"You said, 'I know people might not say I'm the best singer,'" Kelly said.

"The best singer in the world ... is not the loudest. And it’s not the ‘Oh my god, you have to sing like Whitney Houston.’"

"The best singers in the world move you — and that comes from all different sounds and styles."

"From a singer to a singer, it’s beautiful what you do. And I love your record ... and I love singing your music. It means something and it moves people."

"So, don't ever negate your gift — because it's powerful."

Ah, I love Selena. I love Kelly. I love this moment. Never change, either of you.

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