Performing at the Super Bowl is not exactly low pressure. Plenty of huge stars have gotten the opportunity and have been met with a negative reception. Demi Lovato started earning rave reviews for her performance of the National Anthem on social media almost immediately after she stepped off the stage at Sunday‘s Super Bowl, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t nervous.
In fact, according to an interview she gave following the performance, the star remembers very little about what happened on stage.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight following her performance, Lovato said made it clear that she was thrilled to have such a huge venue. “I don’t remember anything! I blacked out,” the singer said. “I was so excited.”
Lovato also discussed her plans following the big game. “I’m going to Disneyworld!,” the singer said. As it turns out, Demi has wanted to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl for a long time. she first tweeted about that goal in 2010, and a decade leader, she achieved that goal.
Lovato’s performance at the Super Bowl came just a week after her stunning rendition of “Anyone,” her new single, at the Grammys. Singing at the Grammys was the first time she’d performed publicly since her overdose in 2018.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s New Music Daily, Lovato said she’s transformed her approach to live 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 said of her career.
“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,” the singer continued. “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.'”
Lovato continued by explaining how she deals with coming down from the adrenaline of high pressure live performances.
“And then obviously the Super Bowl will happen too,” Lovato said. “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.”