Many stars including Demi Lovato came out to the Do Something Awards in LA on Aug. 14. The show was hosted by Jane Lynch from Glee, and celebrated people under 25 who help out their community and world around them through various social activities.
The event was full with many stars studded in glamor and beauty. Kim Kardashian dazzled in a demure, long and form fitting, white dress with silver detailing. Bieber wore a black and gold combo, with extra shimmer on the pants and shoes. However, it was reported that Demi Lovato was the star who shined the brightest when she performed her single--Skyscraper, for the first time on stage.
Miss @ddlovato sounded amazing! a fan on Twitter posted. Demi Lovato had a standing ovation at the end of her performance. The entire stadium was clapping and roaring. So proud of you @ddlovato. ♥, wrote another fan. Videos on YouTube have comments full of praise for the young star. She sung with all her heart, it even gave some chills. Not only did she sound beautiful, but the words were so powerful, you could not take your eyes off of Lovato.
Demi Lovato spent most of last year out of the limelight because personal issues. The Disney singer was reported to have been battling with her recent break-up with singer Joe Jonas, pressure from the media, and an eating disorder she had been struggling with for approximately six years. When Lovato allegedly punched a backup singer from her Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam tour, friends and family knew it was time to get the singer help. She spent some time in rehab to work on those issues privately.
When asked about her break up with Joe Jonas and how it might have contributed to her meltdown, she said she would not put the blame on a guy: There was so much other stuff in my life.
Demi claims she still speaks with Joe, but they are obviously not as close as they once were.
Demi Lovato's single Skyscraper has been an encouragement to all people. Selena Gomez even tweeted: SO, SO proud of Demi Lovato, Skyscraper. Incredible, beautiful and so inspiring. The empowering ballad is truly moving.
Beyond the words you can sense a transparent, vulnerable, and fragile Lovato expressing her heart especially during the chorus-- You can take everything I have/ You can break everything I am/ Like I'm made of glass, like I'm made of paper/ Go on and try and tear me down/ I will be rising from the ground like a skyscraper.
This song is so special to me because it's inspired by my journey and the struggles that I've dealt with this past year, Lovato said in a recent interview with seventeen.com. I hope people are able to relate to it and realize that they are able to rise above and overcome any obstacle, no matter the circumstances, and shine like a skyscraper.
Joe Jonas also used Twitter to express his amazement to Demi for another winning moment at the Do Something Awards. The pair won for 2011 best Charity Song with Make a Wave. Wow! @ddlovato Congrats dem! Super awesome!! he tweeted.
Fans are very excited that Lovato has a bright outlook on life and is not allowing anything to hold her down. Her attitude since returned to the limelight has enlivened girls everywhere.
I am still on a personal journey dealing with my own issues each and every day, but the best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help.
You can catch Demi Lovato's performance on the Do Something Awards in the video below.
Her album, Unbroken, will be released on Sept. 20.