Ally Brooke dazzled viewers of the ‘Miss Universe 2019’ pageant on Sunday (December 8) when she delivered a medley of ‘Low Key,’ ‘Higher,’ and other songs set to line her long-awaited solo debut effort.
Yet, while praise rang out on social media for the 26-year-old’s improved stage presence and confidence, that acclaim was later outpaced by a swarm of detractors who slammed the former Fifth Harmony darling for her second performance. Following her uptempo opener with a slowed salute to Queen of Tejano Selena, Brooke – a Texas native – tackled the Grammy winner’s 1995 hit, ‘Dreaming of You,’ with a stirring cover.
Unfortunately, it stirred some to anger and disappointment. See what we mean inside:
As seen above, Brooke brought the funk when she delivered a medley of her own songs. However, she hit a sour note with Selena fans when she rendered a rendition of two of the late singer’s beloved classics – ‘Dreaming of You’ and ‘I Could Fall In Love.’
The performance above was the catalyst for some of the responses below:
Brooke took to today’s episode of ‘The Real’ (December 10) to reflect on covering Selena’s hits at the ‘Miss Universe’ event. See it below (start at 30 min mark):