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Entertainment Demi Lovato Gives Debut Performance of Political Anthem 'Commander in Chief' at BBMAs

07:15  15 october  2020
07:15  15 october  2020 Source:   people.com

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BBMAs . 14), Demi Lovato delivered the worldwide live premiere of her new politically -charged song “ Commander in Chief .” For her performance , Lovato delivered a stunning vocal performance while seated at the piano.

Demi Lovato debuted a new anti-Trump anthem “ Commander in Chief ” online Wednesday morning that criticized the president’s voter suppression efforts and violent response to protests against racial inequality and police brutality. The song opens by saying Trump acts “selfishly”

Demi Lovato is taking a stand.

Lovato just hit the stage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards to perform her politically tinged ballad "Commander in Chief." Wearing a blue blazer and playing piano and backed by a powerful choir, the singer vocalized her discontent with the administration of President Donald Trump with her performance.

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Demi Lovato released a politically charged song on Tuesday called “ Commander in Chief ” aimed at President Trump. Lovato ’s anthem comes less than three weeks from the 2020 presidential election. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer follows in the footsteps of several celebrities who have been outspoken

Demi Lovato Encourages Fans to Vote with New Political Ballad ‘ Commander in Chief '. “I'm calling on all of you, please join me in voting for this year's election,” Demi Lovato These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.

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"Commander in Chief, honestly / If I did the things you do / I couldn't sleep, seriously / Do you even know the truth?" the 28-year-old sang. "We're in a state of crisis, people are dyin' / While you line your pockets deep / Commander in Chief / how does it feel to still / Be able to breathe?"

The ballad — written by Lovato, Julia Michaels, FINNEAS, Justin Tranter, and Eren Cannata and referencing the police killing of George Floyd earlier this year — came out just weeks ahead of Election Day and as voters across the country head to early voting sites to cast their ballots.

The words "VOTE" shined bright behind the BBMAs stage.

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Demi Lovato is leading a musical mutiny with her new single. Ahead of her performance at Wednesday's Billboard Music Awards, the pop star has unveiled a new political ballad called " Commander in Chief ," in which she slams Donald Trump's government leadership three weeks out

Demi Lovato will perform new song " Commander in Chief " at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Won't give up, stand our ground We'll be in the streets while you're bunkering down Won't give up Commander in Chief , honestly If I do the things you do I couldn't sleep, seriously Do you even know

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After it dropped on Tuesday, she shared a reply to a fan critical about her political stance.

In part, she wrote: "You do understand as a celebrity, I have a right to political views as well?" before adding "I literally don't care if this ruins my career. This isn't about that. My career isn't about that. I made a piece of art that stands for something I believe in."

Lovato teased the release of the new song earlier this week with clips, seemingly from her music video and captioned with some of the song's lyrics.

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Demi Lovato speaks to CNN about her new song ' Commander in Chief '. Lovato said she's not looking to stoke division with the lyrics but hopes to encourage her supporters to stay engaged in the political process and vote in next month's election.

"Were you ever taught when you were young... If you mess with things selfishly, they’re bound to come undone?" read one caption with a video of a young Black girl lip-synching song lyrics.

"Haven't they suffered enough?" read another of an older white man wearing a hat embroidered with the words "Make America United Again," referencing Trump's campaign slogan.

Announcing the song’s release on her Instagram page late Tuesday night, Lovato posted a photo of herself wearing a black face mask with the word “VOTE” on it. Lovato has encouraged voting on her social media for weeks.

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This is also Lovato's first performance and first public appearance since she called off her engagement to actor Max Ehrich. Her previous song, "Still Have Me," was released just six days after news of their breakup. (Lovato's collab with Marshmello, "OK Not to Be OK," was released on Sept. 10.)

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Demi Lovato Shares Bold Criticisms Of Donald Trump On Her New Song, ‘ Commander In Chief ’. With the 2020 presidential election not far away, a lot of people are looking for a change. Among those is Demi Lovato , who has released a scathing criticism of Donald Trump with her new song

Demi Lovato Shares Emotional Music Video for ‘ Commander In Chief ’: Watch. For the first time, the BBMAs presented the change maker award, which recognizes an artist or group who speaks truth to power through their art, celebrity and Demi Lovato 's " Commander in Chief " Performance .

Lovato and Ehrich, 29, decided to go their "separate ways" after several weeks of "conflicts," multiple sources told PEOPLE.

"It was very hurtful to Demi when she realized that Max's intentions weren't genuine," one insider told PEOPLE. "Breaking off the engagement was not an easy decision."

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Along with Lovato, Garth Brooks, Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, BTS, Luke Combs, Sia, Post Malone, Doja Cat, Kane Brown, Swae Lee and Khalid hit the BBMAs stage Wednesday night.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are broadcasting live from Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

Demi Lovato Is Pleading With Her Fans to Vote: ‘Nothing Will Change Unless You Take Action’ .
Almost two weeks after unleashing her politically-driven song “Commander in Chief,” Demi Lovato is practicing what she preaches. The star took a selfie at the Los Angeles voting poll on Monday (Oct. 26), flaunting both her “Vote” mask and “I Voted” sticker. “I vote because I love my country,” she captioned the snap. “From my friends and family members who live here, to my neighbors and millions of people I don’t know, I love the citizens here. This year I’ve been so stressed and anxious from politics alone.”I vote because I love my country.

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