Demi Lovato's absolutely breathtaking and powerful performance at the Super Bowl LIV was also a dream of hers for the last 10 years.
Demi Lovato's powerful made singing in the middle of a huge, packed, football ground look like a piece of cake. Her performance of the national anthem at the Super Bowl LIV was one of her first live performances after her break in 2018. She did perform at the Grammy's recently, but this was on a much larger scale. But, what's shocking, surprising and amazing at the same time is that Demi Lovato always knew this was going to happen. To be exact, she knew way back in 2010 that she would be singing the national anthem at a Super Bowl someday, according to CNN. Dreams do come true, don't they? There is a Tweet to prove it.
One day, I'm gonna sing the national anthem at a super bowl. Onnnee dayyy....— Team Demi (@ddlovato) February 7, 2010
A week before the event, Lovato debuted her new single, "Anyone," with a tearful performance at the Grammy's. The song focuses on her past struggles with substance abuse and loneliness, which Lovato has always been vocal about. She was hospitalized in July 2018 after an overdose. Demi confirmed her Super Bowl performance via Instagram just a few weeks ago, and said she was super nervous — especially compared to singing at the Grammys, reports Good Morning America.
"I've spent more time with that song, 'Anyone.' I've spent more time listening to it. I crafted it," she said about the emotional song she performed at the Grammys. "So when you put your heart and soul into something, it takes on a different life of its own. Whereas the national anthem, if I mess up, everyone goes after you if you do." "I'm not going to read the comments, so it won't matter," she added with a smile.
"But it's just one of those things where it's like -- there's so much pressure on the national anthem. When it's my song, if I mess up a lyric, nobody would've known because it wasn't out yet." She also revealed a bit about the outfit she is wearing for her performance. "I wanted to be sophisticated but also chic, and I also really wanted it to be respectable and classy," she shared. "You got to know your audience."
About her song, "Anyone", Lovato said, "Well that song, I knew that it represented that period in my life when everything hit the fan. I thought, ‘I’ve never had a moment like this, you know, where I’ve sat down at a piano or that I’ve stood next to a piano and sang my heart out. I’ve never had one of those moments on an awards show, and I thought, ‘you know if I ever come back from this’ -- because I was still in the hospital and I didn’t know -- and I thought, ‘if I ever come back from this, if I end up going back to music and I’m on stage and I get a first performance, I want it to be at the Grammys and I want it to be this song,'" she continued.
“She hit all the high notes with ease- and even added some of her own riffs to the last "home of the brave," giving a rendition that was uniquely and phenomenally hers.”— Demi Charts (@lovatocharts) February 3, 2020
— Jackson Ville on Demi Lovato’s national anthem performance on #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/OqpjM6aNqw
She said that she might be able to open about more about the difficult period in her life in time. "I think as time goes on, I’ll be able to give more information or more details and things like that, but just in a general, it was a general thought," she said on not returning to music. "We didn’t know what was going to happen. We didn’t know how healthy I’d be when I left, it was a scary time in my life for sure."