Demi Lovato Needs Your Help To Crush 5SOS At The VMAs

Do it for your country.

Here’s the thing. There can only be one winner in the Best Lyric Video category at tonight’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. And, well, if you ask Demi Lovato, there are some very, very red, white and blue reasons why her fan-centric “Really Don’t Care” should beat Aussie opponent 5 Seconds Of Summer‘s “Don’t Stop.”

“I am an American, just throwing it out there,” Lovato reminded voters in her best effort at a ninth-hour stump speech. “The American VMAs deserve American winners. I’m standing up for my country.”

Not saying, but only one of these two includes their fans in their lyric video. (Cough, not 5SOS.)

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are a wrap! Stick with us for the most talked-about moments, red carpet photos, the VMA winners list and more.

More From the 2014 VMAs
Often guilty, never convicted. Serving 15 years to life at MTV News.