Fans already know how talented a singer Demi Lovato is, and she proved that once again as she took the stage on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. Live Lounge is a segment wherein artists take the stage, singing stripped down versions of their songs as well as songs of other artists.
For Demi's appearance, she chose Hozier's hit song "Take Me to Church." As Billboard reports, Demi told the show's host, Clara Amfo, how the song captivated her the first time that she heard it.
"The first time I heard it, it was on the radio. And I was like, 'Wow, this is on pop radio.' And it's not your typical pop song -- in fact, it doesn't sound like a pop song, but rather the term 'pop' means popular, so it is a pop song. I think I event tweeted, 'Thank God that somebody put this on the radio, because this is incredible music.'"
As the Independent reported in December, 2014, "Take Me To Church" became the most viral track on Spotify that year. As of that report, the song had been played more than 87 million times on the streaming service. Hozier also received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year for "Take Me to Church" in 2014.
Demi Lovato's Live Lounge version of "Take Me to Church" strips the song down and makes it more haunting. Accompanied by a piano and back up singers, Demi Lovato took control of the song with her deep vocals and high notes. You can check out Demi Lovato's version of the song in the video below.
Aside from "Take Me to Church," Demi Lovato also performed an acoustic version of her latest single entitled "Cool for the Summer." The song is the lead single off of Demi's latest album Confident. The song has reached top 20 on international charts including the U.K., Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, and it debuted at the No. 36 spot on Billboard's Hot 100.
As Ryan Seacrest reports, Demi Lovato will be taking the stage on September 18 and 19 and the iHeartRadio Music Festival alongside other artists including Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Kanye West, and Nick Jonas.
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