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New Kids On The Block Honor Selena In Corpus Christi With Her Sister In Attendance

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New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) are currently on a national tour that included a stop in Corpus Christi, Texas. As has been seen with artists visiting Texas in the past, the ’90s duo paid tribute to Selena Quintanilla in the late icon’s hometown. When NKOTB hit the stage at the American Bank Center on Monday, the boy band paid tribute by dancing to Selena’s hit “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” The reaction from fans on social media has praised the group for paying tribute to the Queen of Tejano music.

Here’s how the band paid tribute to the late Tejano singer. Don’t worry. They didn’t sing.

After singing their song “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” frontman Donnie Walhberg addressed the crowd. He told the audience to point their fingers in the sky and sing along with them.

“Not only are we deep in the heart of Texas tonight,” Walhberg said. “We are deep in the heart of Corpus Christi, home of a fallen angel from this amazing city. Let’s sing this one for her.”

Shortly after the speech, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” played and the audience went crazy to the tribute. The late singer’s face can be seen in the background as the group danced and celebrated Selena’s legacy and life. The group even brought a surprised fan onstage to lead the song.

Unknowingly, Selena’s family was actually in the front row.

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“I’m sitting there and he’s doing this country song,” Suzette told KIII 3 News. “I just looked at my friend Daniel and I said, ‘Hey D, wouldn’t it be cool if he just kicked into Selena’s song’ and not even 30 seconds later I heard the intro to ‘Bidi Bid Bom Bom’ and I was like ‘what?’”

Wahlberg took to Instagram to reflect on the special moment with a photo of himself hugging Suzette.

“When you play a concert in Corpus Christi Texas and you do a tribute to an angel — Selena — without even knowing that her wonderful sister Suzette @suzettesyld — an angel herself — is standing in the front row,” Wahlberg wrote in a post on Instagram. “Then you see her in the front row and time literally stops! I am so humbled by this moment. So blessed to have been a part of this moment. So overwhelmed to see the love and respect that this amazing family rightfully gets in their hometown! Much love and respect to A.B. and Suzette! #RIPSelena”

Fans took to social media to show their appreciation for the tribute.

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It’s become somewhat of a rite of passage for artists to pay tribute to Selena when coming through Corpus Christi. NKOTB did the Queen of Tejano music justice with their tribute and fans appreciated the sentiment.

Social media is proof you can’t please everyone as some weren’t too fond of the tribute.

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This fan defended the group’s Selena tribute and pointed out they weren’t doing the cover for anything but appreciation. You can’t please everyone that’s a given when it comes to covering a legend like Selena.

It’s not every day you see a Selena tribute in her hometown. It’s a moment many wish they were a part of.

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The duo was at their height at the same time Selena first burst onto the scene in the ’90s. So having a tribute like this was personal to them and fans who probably grew up listening to both.

Many fans wished they got to see this tribute in person and who can blame them. It’s safe to say this won’t be the last Selena tribute we see in her hometown. Let’s just hope it’s done in good taste and justice to the Queen.

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The 'Game Of Thrones' Is Not Happy With The Season Finale And These Spoilers Do Not Give Us Much To Look Forward To

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The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Not Happy With The Season Finale And These Spoilers Do Not Give Us Much To Look Forward To

With one episode to go, everyone is wondering how will “Game Of Thrones” end? For the past nine years, each Sunday has been dedicated to the sitting on the couch, borrowing our cousins HBO GO password, and diving into the mad world of its creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. All that will be over, come Sunday, and we’re not sure how we’re ever going to live without it. Though before any of that, we must settle on the last battle. Who will live and who will die? We’ve combed the internet and asked ever GoT junkie, and here’s what we found.

As the show finally concludes, even cast members aren’t very happy with the ending.

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Several actors have expressed concern about how the last episode is shaping out, and they’re not too pleased. Last week when actress Lena Headey who plays Cersei Lannister died in the episode “The Bells,” she, like most of us, wasn’t ready to see her go.

“I wanted her to have some big piece or fight with somebody,” Headey said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. She said she initially had mixed feelings about her demise, but then grew to understand why she had to die. “The more we talked about it the more it seemed like the perfect end for her,” she said. “They came into the world together and now they leave together.”

Fans have proven themselves to be quite fed up with the series, and their momentum has only gained traction with the recent beheading of the series only Black woman and Daenerys’s sacking of the Red Keep.

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Actress Nathalie Emmanuel, who played Missandei, voiced her concern over representation. If the show lacked diversity before, it truly did after her death on the episode titled “The Last of the Starks.”

“To be honest with you, when I read the script for it, I was like, not surprised that she died because I had been expecting it for a really long time,” Emmanuel said to Entertainment Weekly. “So many people die in that show and I guess I didn’t think I was any safer than anybody else in that respect. But I am fully aware and engaged in the conversation of representation because I am the only woman of color in this show that has been on there regularly for many seasons.”

Let’s get back to the real deal: who will survive?

Will Arya kill Daenerys?

Arya Stark, played by Maisie Williams, has come a long way from Season One, but does she have what it takes to kill Daenerys? While it might be a long shot, Sansa and Arya do have something planned. This could be the biggest plot twist ever.

Someone is out to get Daenerys, that is for sure.

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Some speculate that Varys, may have tried to poison Daenerys in episode five. Actor Conleth Hill, who played Varys, wasn’t pleased with the death of his character either. We think he’s trying to throws off and think he won’t be showing up again in the last episode.

Maybe her own troops are coming for her.

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In a preview of the season finale, we see Daenerys in a dismal scene where the kingdom is up in flames and maybe they’re going to turn on her.

Then again, Jaime Lannister could be alive!

There’s still so many possibilities!

What do you think will happen in the last episode?

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