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We’re not at all surprised that Demi Lovato took home the award for Favorite Pop Artist at last night’s People’s Choice Awards, and we’re also not surprised at her bold performance of “Give Your Heart A Break.” Demi’s become the virtual poster child of self-esteem and confidence for young women — to quote the ’90s, “You go, girl!” — and Demi owned that effing stage, OK.
Instead of towering over the audience on a riser like we’ve seen in past performances of “Skyscraper,” Demi went a more direct route for “Heart.” Dressed in head-to-toe red (including her hair!), Demi delivered the opening lines of her song on a simple black-and-white checkered platform, demanding the crowd’s attention: “The day I met you, you told me you never fall in love/But now that I get you, I know that fear is really what it is.”
Later Demi successfully walked down a Lucite staircase without tripping (an accomplishment in and of itself) to take to the runway and finish out her anthem. Our favorite part, though, might have been at the end of her performance when she accepted her Favorite Pop Artist award: “I won this award because of my fans so I dedicate this to you guys… Without you guys tweeting so many times, I wouldn’t be up here tonight… I love you guys.” The girl can do no wrong, you guys.
+ Watch a clip of Demi Lovato’s performance of “Give Your Heart A Break” at the People’s Choice Awards.