The Next Big Thing


Demi Lovato is Disney’s next big thing. She has a Hollywood record deal and a new Disney TV show, plus she’s starring in one of the most talked about summer movies, “Camp Rock.” Can anything slow her down? Check out this awesome article from the Dallas Observer:
Demi Lovato was 8 when she knew. Or in kindergarten. Hard to recall precisely. That was a long time ago. Years ago. Demi’s old now, all of 15 though sometimes she looks years older. The memory isn’t what it used to be. But the when is beside the point anyway. It’s the what that counts: what happened that day, what it meant to her, what she knew, what came next.

“I sang at the kindergarten talent show,” Demi says. “I was on stage, and I actually messed up, but then it started going again, so it was good.” The song was that Celine Dion ballad from Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On,” which goes on and on. “That’s a hard song to sing for anyone,” says her stepfather, “much less a 5-year-old.” Which settles it. She was 5.

“I just kept it up,” Demi says. “And at that moment, when I stuck through it and stopped crying onstage, I guess that’s when I realized, ‘Wow, I don’t hate this enough to run offstage.'”