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article imageReview: Canadian pours heart out to Selena Gomez in song — and it's good Special

By Marcus Hondro     Aug 18, 2013 in Entertainment
A young Canadian male musician has poured his heart out to Selena Gomez in a song he wrote, recorded and made a video out of. That may sound like old news except this Canadian isn't Justin Bieber. However, like Bieber, Alex Bent is a good musician.
And a pretty good songwriter, too.
Bent, 19, is a Saskatoon, Sask. piano player and singer/songwriter (again like the Biebs he plays the drums, and other instruments). He wrote 'Song for Selena' two years ago while still in high-school and told his local paper, the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix on Friday that he was moved to write about Gomez simply because he's a huge fan.
He obviously finds her attractive but it's not only that, he believes her to be a great singer and actor ('The Wizards of Waverly Place,' 'Spring Breakers'). And though he doesn't think he'll get to connect with Gomez, he'd jump at the chance. “It would be really cool to meet her," he said. "(But) I’d probably come close to vomiting because I’d be so nervous."
Selena Gomez fan: "I'm just a musician"
The curly-blond haired Gomez fan will be front and center at the Gomez concert Sunday evening in Saskatoon but doesn't expect that meeting to actually happen. He is hoping, however, that she somehow ends up hearing his song by viewing the video online. In the final analysis, that is what it's really about for Bent.
“Funny jokes aside, Selena admiration aside," he said. "When it gets down to it I’m just a musician, and I really want people to notice that."
That's easy to notice as he is a strong piano player, has a clear, warm voice and the song itself is well-structured with a great chorus. Bent only spent $1,000 recording it and making the video and he managed to get a lot of musical bang for his buck. The song is a lament and has an ample helping of pining for her, but it's not corny and it does include humor, like when he references the Gomez hit 'Love You Like a Love Song.'
Star Dance tour: "Selena was really great"
If Gomez should somehow come to hear 'Song for Selena' the prediction from here is that she'll be suitably impressed. As for Mr. Bent hearing his idol live in concert on Sunday? If the review from 10-year-old Madison, who saw Ms. Gomez open her 58-date Star Dance tour in Vancouver last week, is any indication, he, too, will be suitably impressed.
Madison came all the way from the Okanagan with her wee sister Keeley, just 7, their mom, Jamie and Grandma, Theresa Mahortoff, and she told DJ that all of them loved the concert. "Selena was really great," Madison said. "She's a really great singer and her dancers are awesome. I liked the back-up band, too (Emblem 3)."
By the way, our singing Gomez fan, Alex Bent, is not the jealous type as he told the Star-Phoenix that he has nothing against Selena's ex-beau, and his fellow-Canadian, Justin Bieber. He actually rather likes Bieber's music.
Just not as much as Selena's.
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