Great Performances: Demi Lovato at the 2020 Grammy Awards — Alex Taylor Lessons
It doesn’t matter how famous, how successful, how professional you are, sometimes you still get nervous. Sometimes you still get emotional. And, no matter how big the moment, you can still deliver an incredible performance.
Take a look at Demi Lovato’s performance at the 2020 Grammy’s. She is debuting her first song after a stint in rehab for substance abuse. She is performing something extremely personal on one of the biggest stages in the world, and, for a moment, she is overwhelmed. But because she is an exceptionally competent performer, she stops singing, takes a moment to recompose herself, and starts again from the beginning, delivering one of the most powerful performances in Grammy history. She experienced the worst case scenario — freezing up on stage in front of millions of people — and the only consequence she suffered was having to start over from the beginning. She had every reason to run off that stage and never perform again, but she knew that, if she just took a moment to compose herself, she could sing her heart out. No one cares that she had to restart — in fact, because she took that moment to calm down and refocus, it actually made her performance more memorable…..
Originally published at https://www.alextaylorlessons.com on August 17, 2020.