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New Footage of Selena Quintanilla Surfaces After More Than Two Decades

Footage of the late singer Selena Quintanilla that had gone unwatched for more than 20 years was unearthed and digitized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Entertainment Tonight reports.

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The video—an interview with TV program Tejano USA—was found in a TV camera that Univision donated to the museum’s Spanish-language television project, according to the Smithsonian.

In the video, which was recorded in April 1994 in San Antonio just before her performance at “Texas Live,” Selena discusses what it as like to attend the 1994 Grammy Awards (she won Best Mexican / Mexican-American Album that year):

“When they first told us that we were nominated we all freaked out, we couldn’t believe it. The first thing, I promise, the first thing that came to mind is that I need to take a camera to take pictures with all of these stars. It didn’t hit me till later when I thought, ‘Oh my God. What if we win?’ They didn’t let me take my camera in, that’s one of the things. I didn’t get to take pictures until afterward.”

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Watch the clip below:

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resoluteblue
Resolute Blue

San Antonio native here, it’s so strange watching this video. Bittersweet for sure and my sister will probably weep after I share this video with her. I still remember how devastated she was the day Selena was shot. She came home from school crying and yelling.