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EXCLUSIVE: ‘La Usurpadora, the Musical’ Debuts Cover of Selena’s Hit Song ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’

In remembrance of the 28th anniversary of Selena Quintanilla’s death (March 31), Pantelion Films has released an exclusive clip featuring the cast of La Usurpadora, the Musical performing the Tejano music superstar’s 1994 song “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”

Directed and co-written by Santiago Limón (Rebelde) and co-written by María Hinojos (Cindy la Regia), the bilingual film, La Usurpadora, the Musical, is based on the classic 1990s telenovela La Usurpadora starring Gabriela Spanic.

In the film’s musical version, Isabella Castillo (El señor de los cielos) stars as Valeria and Victoria, identical twins separated at birth whose lives cross paths after a chance meeting in Las Vegas. Valeria (the poor, good twin) and Victoria (the rich, mean twin) decide to switch lives after Victoria offers her estranged sister a lot of money to pretend that she is her.

In the “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” scene, actor Alan Estrada, who plays Carlos Daniel, Victoria’s husband and Valeria’s love interest, starts singing the song on the balcony of his mansion in front of his young daughter, Natalia (Lorena Narcio).

Before he knows it, his duster-wielding maids join him with some choreographed dance moves. That’s followed by another maid, Lupita (Alejandra Ley), turning the song into a duet. Later, as Carlos continues belting out the song, Lupita pretends her broom is an electric guitar. Carlos, too, uses an everyday household item to help him with his performance. He starts using a large, wooden spoon from the kitchen as a microphone.

Last week, Pantelion Films released a clip of the cast singing Celia Cruz’s iconic song La vida es un carnaval. Along with the hits from Selena and Cruz, other songs included in the musical are “Mi Tierra,” “Dame Otro Tequila,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “Vuelve,” “Con Zapatos De Tacón and “Cosas Del Amor y No Me Ames,” among others.

Watch the entire “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” scene below.