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Pretty much everyone's favorite pastime is going through old episodes of The Simpsons and talking about how the show predicted things way back in the dawn of time that have now come true. Well, sometimes you don't need a long-running show about a yellow animated family to tell the future. Last night's Super Bowl LIV offered up lots of highlights, and one of those was Demi Lovato's performance of the National Anthem. As it just so happens, a younger Lovato told us all that she would one day grace us with her version of the song during the big game.
Let me set the scene for you. On February 7, 2010, Super Bowl XLV was going down in Miami (which just happens to be where last night's game and electrifying half-time show took place). Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints were set to take on Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, which I had already forgotten was even a football team, so maybe it's for the best that this article isn't actually about football. Anyway, not long after the kickoff show started, possibly right before or during Carrie Underwood's rendition of the National Anthem, Demi Lovato took to Twitter and said:
One day, I'm gonna sing the national anthem at a super bowl. Onnnee dayyy....
Look. At. That! You guys, Demi Lovato has had an especially rough couple of years, but now she's out here making her Super Bowl dreams come true! And, she got to do it close to the 10 year anniversary of when she originally put her Super Bowl National Anthem singing vibes out into the world. I don't know if that's a sign that all we have to do is tweet about what we want and then count on it becoming a reality a decade later, but excuse me while I go tweet "One day, I'm gonna win $80 million tax free. Onnnee dayyy...." You know, just to be safe.
If you missed Demi Lovato's performance last night, by the way, you really should give it a gander, because the lady knocked it outta the park. And, yes, I know that's the wrong sportsball terminology. Take a look!
A lot of people really have trouble singing the National Anthem. I can imagine that, in the back of every singer's mind, is the iconic version sung by Whitney Houston at the 1991 Super Bowl, and while I can't fault anyone for trying to live up to that, there's no way they can, so I think it throws a lot of singers off. I've heard that it's a difficult song to sing, so you want to do it correctly, but also you want to add your own flavor to the performance. Unfortunately, sometimes those two things leave the audience with a bit of a mess.
Luckily for everyone, Demi Lovato managed to strike just the right tone during Super Bowl LIV. She was classy in her white dress / suit outfit, she hit all the notes but still added the necessary flair to keep us from falling asleep before the big game had even started. Well done Demi!