Selena Gomez is an American actress who received wider recognition for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place. After that, she starred in many popular films and voiced a character in the Hotel Transylvania franchise. Since in the meantime, Selena also started a music career, there’ve been some rumors that she can play drums. But is it true?
No, Selena Gomez can’t play drums – at least, that’s what we can conclude from the available information. She never spoke about it during an interview, but there are a few more things to consider.
We can see her drumming in some shows and Youtube videos, but what’s the catch?
Make It Happen
If you are a passionate fan of the Wizard of Waverly place, you have probably seen the episode “Make It Happen.” Although you could see her playing drums, according to most “real” drummers, she was playing with a backing track. It seems that it was only for movie purposes, and that real playing would look “slightly different.”
Middle of Nowhere
During the show “Middle of Nowhere” in Uruguay, we could see Selena drumming. However, it’s obvious that what she did there can’t be considered as playing drums. It was simply hitting the instrument, without any rhythm or drumming technique, and playing drums – it takes a lot to do it properly.
We can confidently say that Selena Gomez can’t play the drums. She is an excellent actor, a good singer, but most likely, drums are not an essential factor in her career.