5 minutes with Demi Lovato
Following her concert in KL over the weekend, the singer talks Malaysia, her world tour and why she loves the Kardashians
Demi Lovato was in KL over the weekend – there she is at Batu Caves, with her boy Wilmer Valderrama on the phone – bringing her Demi World Tour to Malaysian fans. In between performing and sightseeing, she found time to answer a few questions for us.
What do you look forward to the most when you go on tour?
Whether it be sightseeing or trying the local cuisine, I love to learn about the culture in each place I visit.
Which country is your favourite to visit and why?
I love visiting new places, but I also love being able to return to cities I have been to before. I am just so lucky to have fans in different cities and I get so excited to see them. [Ed's note: very diplomatic dodge, Demi!]
As someone who grew up in the public eye, what has fame taught you?
Fame has taught me to be true to yourself and your values and to not let the media or anyone else get the best of you.
How do you measure success?
I am just honored to have people across the world who not only know my name, but know the lyrics to my songs. If people are inspired by my music and my story I would say that is success.
What is your most memorable career moment so far?
I can’t pinpoint one moment in my career, but I would have to say recording my fifth album right now is incredible and I can’t wait for all of my fans to hear the new music.
What was the most surreal experience you’ve had so far?
Each night when I look out into the crowd and see my fans singing my music it’s very surreal for me. My set includes the song My Love is like a Star and a lot of the time, the crowd will turn on their phone flashlights to light up the audience. I get chills every time I see this because I can’t believe all of these people are there to see me!
Who are your greatest inspirations?
I love Kelly Clarkson. She is an incredible person and she’s so talented.
What’s your proudest moment so far?
I recently started a non-profit organisation called The Lovato Scholarship. This organisation funds people in need of treatment who might not be able to afford it. I am very proud of this because it’s very important for me to give back to something that is so close to my heart.
What message would you like to convey through your music?
I like to convey strength and confidence. It is so important to believe in yourself and that is something that I really stand by.
What fashion-related trends are you obsessed with at the moment?
I think the Kardashians are killing it! They are so confident and I love that they show their curves.
What do you like most about Malaysia?
I love that I am able to come visit and play a show for everyone in Malaysia. Hopefully I will get to see some more of the city this time! [Ed's note: she did!]
What’s next for you?
Back to the studio to continue working on my next album!