Demi Lovato performed a flawless version of the national anthem at game five of the 2011 World Series. The former Disney star sang a diva-esque version of the song, complete with the proper high notes at the correct pitch, and delivered a surprisingly pleasant performance.
Lovato, a native Texan, donned her favorite Texas team’s baseball jersey as the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals duked it out for baseball supremacy.
It was during game one of the series that Lovato’s little sister, Dallas, tweeted that her big sister should sing the national anthem during the Major League Baseball championship series.
Lovato recently released her third album, Unbroken, to rave reviews. The CD’s hit single, “Skyscraper” has become an anthem for Lovato, who famously battled an eating disorder and other mental health issues last year, and emerged victorious.
Lovato noted on her Twitter account on Sunday that she was understandably nervous, knowing full well the backlash that could come to a singer if they perform the national anthem wrong.
“About to go sleep…So nervous/excited about tomorrow!!! National anthem at #worldseries…Wow!”
She also revealed to MTV News prior to her performance, “I just nearly died when I found out. I cannot wait.”
Lovato then went on to say, “My fans were actually the ones that sent a petition saying, like, ‘Can we get Demi to sing the national anthem?’ and sent it to the MLB and the Rangers’ Twitter and they saw it and they called. So, without my fans’ support, I wouldn’t be singing the national anthem.”
She later stayed in the stands to cheer on her home team, the Texas Rangers.