Demi Lovato Says She Got Support From Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini at The MTV VMAs
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Pop icon Demi Lovato recently appeared as a guest on The Jennifer Hudson Show, lighting up the stage with her infectious smile and positive energy. Lovato opened up about her epic performance at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, recalling how supported she felt seeing friends like Taylor Swift and Kelsea Ballerini cheering her on.
Demi Lovato Says She Received Support From Taylor Swift
During the interview, Lovato recalled her epic performance at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, describing the thrill of seeing Taylor Swift and Kelsea Ballerini cheering enthusiastically in the audience. Although nervous at first, her confidence was boosted by the support and she delivered an excellent performance.
“I got to perform revamped versions of some of my songs, so rock versions of my biggest hits, it was really fun,” Lovato said. “You know who I saw cheering me on was Taylor Swift, and Kelsea Ballerini.”
She also reminisced about inheriting her vocal talents from her country singer mother. As a child, Lovato would constantly sing everywhere from the car to around the house as her mother nurtured a passion for music and taught techniques like harmonizing.
Beyond discussing her music, Lovato opened up about her personal life as well. She shared an amusing story of tattooing song lyrics onto her boyfriend while touring, with some assistance from a professional tattoo artist.
Lovato explained her motivation for speaking openly about her eating disorder recovery and mental health advocacy over the years. She desired to give youth today something she lacked – a role model being vulnerable about mental health in the public eye.
Demi Lovato, Jennifer Hudson Did a Holiday Riff Off
The holiday fun continued after the candid interview when Lovato and host Hudson entertained the audience with a seasonal riff off. The musical game called for them to improvise holiday jingles based on words suggested by the crowd.
Hudson initiated the riff off by asking an audience member what they wanted for Christmas. “A lump of coal because I’ve been very naughty this year!” they replied playfully. Without missing a beat, the two vocal powerhouses jumped into a soulful piano ballad.
Their delightful back-and-forth riffs brought the house down. Lovato and Hudson proved themselves quite the musical comedic duo, seamlessly spinning the audience’s holiday-themed responses into impressive impromptu songs. Between Lovato soulfully belting a line then Hudson chiming in with honeyed harmonies, the improvised vocal gymnastics felt straight off a Christmas musical stage.