Demi Lovato Shines In Sequins For Her VMA Pre-Show Performance

Demi Lovato performs at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 in L.A.
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We’ve spent all week placing bets about what Demi Lovato would wear while she performed “Give Your Heart A Break” at tonight’s Video Music Awards pre-show. Would she go bold with punchy neon prints a la Versace? Would she work the baroque trend with a lavish embellished number from Balmain? Turns out, she did none of the above and instead pulled out a look she’s been killing all summer long on X-Factor– glitter, studs, and lots of leather. She rocked a black minidress, complete with an adorable skater skirt and sparkles all over, literally shimmering onstage as she belted out the track. Paired with studded black booties and an epic embellished motorcycle jacket (seriously, we want one for ourselves, STAT), she stayed totally on-trend with other red carpet faves in dark hues tonight like Miley Cyrus and Ke$ha.


And props to her: Demi’s blonde hair and fresh-faced beauty are a total 180 from the grunge-inspired look she sported earlier this week…we’re talking major style versatility here, guys, which is way easier said than done. Her fashion home run was topped off with ANOTHER score: she won the “Best Video With A Message” award for her single “Skyscraper.” And all this before the show even started?! Yep, it’s going to be a gooooood night.

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