Demi Lovato’s Super Bowl dream has finally come true.
The US pop singer‘s rendition of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ preceded the contest between San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs for Super Bowl LIV. Lovato sent out a tweet prophesying this turn of events 10 years ago, almost to the day.
One day, I'm gonna sing the national anthem at a super bowl. Onnnee dayyy….
— Team Demi (@ddlovato) February 7, 2010
Lovato wasn’t a nobody in 2010, so it wasn’t an unreasonable prediction. She’d released the Billboard top ten album Don’t Forget in 2008 and earned her first number one with 2009’s Here We Go Again. Still, this kind of foresight warrants applause.
Watch: Demi Lovato sings ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at Super Bowl LIV
It’s been a difficult few years for the US pop star who got her start playing the character Angela on Barney & Friends in the early-’00s. Lovato has been open about her struggles with alcohol and drug abuse over the years, as well as bipolar disorder and bulimia.
After repeated stints in rehab, Lovato’s 2018 single ‘Sober’ revealed a relapse after six-straight years of sobriety. She was rushed to hospital in mid-2018 after reportedly overdosing on the prescription opioid oxycodone.
However, she’s made a strong start to 2020. Lovato premiered the single ‘Anyone’ at last week’s Grammy awards. It was released as a single on the same day and has already racked up 10+ million streams.
Listen: Demi Lovato – Anyone
Super Bowl LIV is taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will provide the half time entertainment. 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky is a former barman from Perth. If his team is successful he’d be just the second Australian to earn a Super Bowl ring.