The performance ended with Gomez mouthing “Thank you Jesus” before shedding tears on stage.
With the release of this five minute-long video diary, it shows Selena as she starts with the preparation for the performance where the singer reveals her anxiety.
“On the day, it’ll be such a release, I’m just excited that people everywhere who are feeling what I feel will get to see that and I just want people to be able to relate to that,” she revealed in the video diary.
The newly signed Interscope artist described the performance as “frightening” because her intention for it was to reveal more of herself to her fans.
“When I had the intention behind the performance, I knew that I wanted it to be all of me, because somebody asked me a while ago, ‘What’s the one thing you wish people knew about you?’ And I said I wanted it to be my heart,” the singer told the camera.
Just before hitting the AMA’s red carpet, Gomez added, “Everybody is there and all glamorous but then I gotta be all emotional; it feels like a lump in my throat.” Aww.
Watch the video diary above.