On June 28, Demi Lovato packed Central Park for GMA’s Summer Concert Series. The multi-platinum recording artist and one of the judges from “The X Factor” looked stunning and performed three songs including “Heart Attack,” “Made in USA” and “Give Your Heart a Break” for the “Good Morning America” audience. It was Lovato’s first live performance since her estranged father’s death on June 23.
Sam Champion from “GMA” opened Friday’s free concert by stating, “No one fills Central Park like this lady.” He then went on to explain that she has released four albums and has broken all sorts of records in dozens of countries. After belting out “Heart Attack,” Lovato sang “Made in USA,” just in time for the 4th of July. She explained, “I know it sounds cheesy, but I’m proud to be an American and I’m really proud of my country.” She said her new song is about falling in love “in the greatest country ever.” Demi told fans that she co-directed the music video for “Made in USA,” which will release around the Fourth.
Before singing her third song, the “GMA” hosts asked Demi Lovato, “Who inspired you most on your journey?” The pop star responded immediately, “My mom.” She added emotionally, “My mom has gotten through so much and she’s such a fighter. If I can have half the strength she has, then I’ll make it.”
After performing “Give Your Heart a Break,” Demi thanked her legions of countless fans for showing up on such a sunny and steamy day in New York City. She seemed truly appreciative of their support, especially during her trying time. To see all three performances, be sure to watch the video below.
Demi is set to return for a second season of “The X Factor” with Simon Cowell. “I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor,” the 20-year-old star said in a statement. “Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and panel. I look forward to taking my previous experience and applying it to make this season even better.” Simon Cowell replied, “I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year. She’s a superstar in her own right.” In 2013, new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio replace L.A. Reid and Brittney Spears. Earlier this month, Khloe Kardashian confirmed that she is not returning as host and admitted that she was in over her head with her first hosting gig. Mario Lopez will serve as the solo host when “The X Factor” premieres on Sept. 11 and 12 on FOX.
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