Demi Lovato fulfilled a personal 10-year-old dream of hers last night, singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Twitter praised the performance, and Entertainment Tonight got a chance to talk to the performer herself about her feelings immediately after the big moment.
Lovato was understandably flustered. “I don’t remember anything! I blacked out,” she told the outlet backstage. “I was so excited.”
Later, after Lovato processed the moment more, she posted about how she felt singing on her Instagram. “A dream come true 🇺🇸,” she wrote. “Thank you for having me today @nfl!! 💗 The #SBLIV visual album is up now and benefits will be going towards @inspirechange.”
Lovato spoke to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s New Music Daily ahead of the Grammys and Super Bowl about how she was focusing on self-care before and after both big performances.
“Something that I’ve dealt with in the past is like having these like really incredible experiences like the Grammys or like tour or concerts or things like that,” she started. “And I have to be aware of like, okay, I’m going to crash because my adrenaline is going to go all weekend, and then I’m going to have this performance. Whether it goes great or not, my adrenaline is going to come crashing down because come Monday morning—and so it’s definitely something that, like I’ve talked to my team about like, ‘Hey, we should be cautious.’ Like, ‘I might crash on Monday. Let’s take precautions to maybe I do more meditating on Monday,’ or whatever it is. ‘Maybe I have more therapy or support.’ And then obviously the Super Bowl will happen too. And that’ll be really exciting. But it’s important to like plan ahead so that you’re not come Monday after the Grammys, I’m not sitting there like twiddling my thumbs like, ‘Okay, what am I doing with my life now?’ Where do I get this from? How can I beat that high? Just like be prepared.”