In short, I got Selena Gomez before it was cool.
Her performance for MTV was supposedly inspired by Britney Spears' iconic snake-wielding VMAs performance of "I'm a Slave 4 U" in 2001, although I think it was just as inspired by the vaguely South Asian beat of her Stargate/Ester Dean (yawn)-produced tune (the yawn for the songwriting team, not the song, which was originally offered to Rihanna). She sings live, and while her people could do a bit more with a pre-recorded track on the chorus, it goes pretty nicely, especially on the verses, when she gets to do her Catherine Zeta Jones-y sultry alto thing she does so well. I don't need her to sing hard on the bridge...sweetie, leave the histrionics to Demi Lovato. Your job is to coolly sing your siren song from way over there and vanish before we reach you.