During the first episode of Netflix
’s “Selena: The Series
,” about the titular Tejano music superstar, the patriarch of the family, Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
), strums his guitar as his 8-year-old daughter Selena (Madison Taylor Baez
) sings the popular 1970s song “Feelings” like any gifted little girl would.
“The notes are good, you’re just not…” her father says as he explains that to be a compelling singer, one must tap into their own life experiences. Her mother interjects that Selena is too young to understand what lyrics like “trying to forget my feelings of love” really mean.