It was Lovato's first live performance in nearly two years.
It takes an immense amount of courage to get on a big stage like the Grammys following an incredibly public mishap, but Demi Lovato took charge when she graced the 2020 ceremony for the first time in three years -- and her first live performance in two -- on Sunday night (Jan. 26).
Introduced by Little Women director Greta Gerwig, who commended Lovato for her strength, the spotlight shone on the singer. Wearing a white ballroom gown and backed only by a piano, Lovato let her voice tell the story of heartache and future breakthrough she experienced following a drug-related medical stay in 2018.
She began to tear up during the opening notes, but soon gained her compsure while belting about confiding in alcohol and getting stuck in silence. The somber, painstricken lyrics included “I feel stupid when I sing / Nobody’s listening" and “Why do I pray anyway if no one’s listening?” Lovato's voice was powerful as she belted the high notes, singing every note with passion.