Demi Lovato was tapped to sing during Celebrating America, the evening event following President Joe Biden's afternoon inauguration. And Lovato poured her heart into her performance. She opted to sing a cover of Bill Withers's "Lovely Day," accompanied by a montage of other performers. Watch the entire event, including her performance, here:
Lovato said she was speechless when she was asked to perform at the event in her Instagram post revealing her inclusion in it. "I’m SO honored to announce that I will be joining @joebiden & @kamalaharris for their special event, 'Celebrating America' on January 20th at 8:30pm ET/PT ❤️🤍💙 I was left speechless when I was asked to perform!" Lovato wrote. "Tune in with various tv networks & live streaming services 🇺🇸 @bideninaugural #Inauguration2021."
Lovato has been a vocal supporter for Biden during his campaign. She even released a song, "Commander in Chief," condemning former President Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California wildfires, Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality, and racial injustice in the U.S.
When Biden was announced as the winner of the election in November, Lovato shared her excitement over his victory. She posted a throwback photo of them together, taken in 2012, and wrote to him, "Our 46th president, @joebiden !!!!♥️🇺🇸🗳 I’ve been waiting to post this photo because I knew deep down you would be our next President. Today we celebrate the millions of Americans who overcame barriers to the ballot box, mobilized their communities and voted in record breaking numbers. This was OUR election and WE WON TOGETHER. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but today we will celebrate each other."