Demi Lovato fans, or Lovatics, turned up in a 3,000-strong crowd as the superstar burned up the stage and lit up the show like a “Neon Light”
In Demi Lovato’s first-ever world tour and only her second time in Singapore, her fans – the Lovatics – were captivated by her powerful vocals.
At the Suntec Convention Centre, Demi speedily hyped up the audience and started the show on a high note.
Starting the show with a bang, Demi sang her first five songs, without taking a break, all the while commanding the attention of the crowd with the sheer strength of her vocals. My heart was beating so fast I felt I nearly got a “Heart Attack”.
Though I certainly like her music I wasn’t a huge fan of Demi before I went for her concert but I’d definitely catch her again the next time she’s back. It was such a great experience for me that “even if the stars and moon collide”, I promise I wouldn’t miss it.
Connecting with her Fans
Demi sure has come a long way from her early days in the movie Camp Rock, the debut of her singing career, and through all her personal struggles. The loyal fans who had followed the singer since that time went berserk as she sang “Get Back”, a hit from her debut album Don’t Forget.
The crowd ‘aww-ed’ when Demi invited two young fans, best friends Karis Koh and Celeste Lin, on stage with her to sing “Let it Go”, the all-too famous hit from Disney’s Frozen. Nonetheless, other fans sighed in envy that it wasn’t them on stage.
Elsa may have been Queen of Arendelle but Demi was queen of hearts that night, connecting well with both the young and the older fans. In fact, audience members of all ages could be seen moving to the beat and waving their light sticks in unison.
An Inspiration and a Role Model
Throughout her eventful and emotive concert, Demi shared snippets of her conversations with her fans before the show and talked about her music and what inspired her. Demi talked to her audience at every opportunity that she got, much to their delight. I thought I saw hearts melting in the crowd.
Before singing the song “Nightingale”, Demi urged her fans to show compassion and support for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, saying that we should all be grateful for the lives that we lead.
Moreover, as Demi sang “Warrior”, videos in the background showed clips from her visit to Kenya for the Free the Children charity programme, where she had also spent her 21st birthday. This singer-warrior is a role model, without doubt. I’m sure many of her fans have been moved to action and inspired by Demi’s philanthropy.
I know I have.
By Samantha Phey
Photos courtesy of AC Music Entertainment Pte Ltd.