Demi Lovato gave one of the most memorable performances at the 2020 Grammys. Her first live performance in almost two years, she debuted her powerful and personal new song “Anyone.”
Lovato, a former Disney star whose first rehab stint was in 2010, has been plagued with an eating disorder, alcoholism, cocaine abuse, self-mutilation and other issues. After six years on the wagon, she fell off and in June of 2018, she released “Sober“, an apology to fans and friends for the misstep. And only a month later, she was hospitalized for a near-fatal drug overdose.
Since that time, the pop star has predominantly kept out of the limelight and social media with the exception of a 2017 documentary film, Simply Complicated, about her life and career released on YouTube on October 17, 2017 in support of her sixth studio album Tell Me You Love Me.
The song Anyone was written and recorded four days before the July drug overdose for which she was hospitalized for over a week.
After an emotional false start, Lovato triumphantly and bravely performed the song whose lyrics paint the portrait of desperation, vulnerability, hopelessness and a need to be heard.
At the end of the performance, the Grammy audience gave the brave singer a much-deserved standing ovation. It said “We’re listening now, Demi.”