The 18-year-old singer/actress took the stage for a performance at the Santa Monica Place mall Monday afternoon, wearing a flowing, white blouse over a white tank top, black shorts, and black strappy heels. Gomez and her band, the Scene, played two of her hit songs, "Who Says" and "A Year Without Rain," to cheers from the crowd. Gomez thanked her fans profusely for coming out to see her and for their support, especially in the last few days. She also apologized for missing her original appearance, which had been scheduled for this past Friday.
"I want to thank you so much for coming. If you guys came on Friday, I'm so sorry that I couldn't be here," she said before the band struck up the first few notes of "Who Says." "I love you guys very much."
Although Gomez didn't do any crazy dance moves or flips, she performed each song with plenty of energy. Her voice sounded strong and steady. At the end of the second song, the teen star answered a few questions from fans in the audience, mostly pegged to her experience filming the upcoming movie "Monte Carlo," around which the event was organized.
Gomez did take a brief moment to assure her fans (and the throng of reporters also gathered) that she's feeling just fine. "I'm feeling much better, thank you," she said.