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Demi Lovato Performs National Anthem at Super Bowl LIV

By Hayley Cohen, Staff Writer

Super Bowl LIV kicked off with singer Demi Lovato singing the national anthem on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Lovato wore all-white attire for the performance, and one student who watched the performance commented on the outfit. “I thought she looked great and very confident,” they said.

In 2010, Lovato took to social media and tweeted her desire to sing the national anthem during the annual Super Bowl game. She posted on her Instagram captioning the post, “Dreams really do come true y’all.”

Demi Lovato turned that dream into a reality when she belted “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LIV in Florida. Ryan Miller, Post alum, said that it was a “great” and “thrilling” performance that left him with chills due to how well the artist performed.

Some students were thrilled with her performance, especially considering that this was a comeback from her drug overdose in 2018. Fans enjoyed hearing Lovato sing, and she received a great amount of positive feedback on social media. Alyssa Curzio (19), posted several Instagram stories regarding Lovato’s opening performance.

Lovato announced the performance in January, only days after she revealed that she would perform at the 2020 Grammy Awards in an Instagram post that read “I told you the next time you’d hear from me I’d be singing.”

Her first major comeback was her performance of her song “Anyone” at the Grammys. Lovato was so overwhelmed that she had to restart the song at one point.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira performed during halftime in the Super Bowl game. The two artists got positive feedback all on several social media platforms from fans who thought they were both great picks for the game’s halftime.

Overall, some students considered Demi Lovato’s performance at the Super Bowl LIV to be an outstanding comeback. Lovato has sung the National Anthem multiple times, but this was her first time singing it at this event. Because of her recent reemergence, some fans believe Lovato wants to make all good changes in her life for herself, her family, and her fans.

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