Demi Lovato Sings the National Anthem & Joins The Ranks Of Other Stars With Chill-Inducing Performances
It's pretty much science that everything Demi Lovato sings is amazing. (Please refer to this emotional performance of "Stone Cold.") It's a given that when Lovato stepped up to the mic to perform the National Anthem at Game 4 of the World Series on October 31, she sounded absolutely incredible.
Clad in red leather jacket and a matching pencil skirt, Lovato's performance started off understated but quickly gained momentum as the song progressed. If you need indication of how moving her voice was in real life, skip ahead to the one-minute mark, where Lovato pauses for a breath and people begin to cheer. Seriously, I'm sitting here with the most hair-raising goosebumps ever.
As amazing as this rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is, it's not the first time a singer has wowed audiences by performing the National Anthem. It's a high-pressure situation — a massive audience and a powerful song — so it's a given that not every performance goes smoothly. But when it does, it's absolutely jaw-dropping.
Prepare to be amazed and check out Lovato singing the National Anthem in the video below. Love that? Then be sure to watch 11 other singers' incredible renditions of the song below.
1. Ariana Grande
We already knew Grande could sing, but her version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was spot-on.
Remember when Beyonce was criticized for lip-syncing the National Anthem? She shut down the haters with this powerful performance.
3. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera brought her signature belting style to her version of the National Anthem.
4. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys played the piano and performed a breath-taking version of the song.
5. Mariah Carey
This performance proves why Carey is one of the greats.
6. Whitney Houston
Houston projected warmth and power into her version of the National Anthem.
7. Justin Timberlake
This is definitely vintage Timberlake, but even back then his voice was amazing.
8. Lady Gaga
Gaga can slay it with the best of 'em, especially when it comes to a song this powerful.
9. John Legend
Legend's performance underscores his impressive vocal talent.
10. Kelly Clarkson
Hearing Clarkson's performance takes me back to the good 'ol days of American Idol's first season.
11. Carrie Underwood
Speaking of American Idol, Underwood also wowed spectators with her rendition of the National Anthem.
Totally chill-inducing, right?