Since Prince’s death in April, we’ve seen performances honoring his legacy from Jennifer Hudson, D’Angelo, Alicia Keys, Madonna and Stevie Wonder ... basically anyone who’s graced a stage during the past two and a half months. Now, Demi Lovato’s added one more tribute to the bunch with a stunning cover of “Purple Rain.”
On Monday night (July 4), Lovato and her current tour partner, Nick Jonas, did their patriotic duty by performing at the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. After trading verses on “America the Beautiful,” Jonas ceded the spotlight to Lovato, who brought the house down with her emotionally charged rendition of “Purple Rain.”
Backed by the Boston Pops Orchestra and swaying on a stage bathed in violet light, the 23-year-old floored the crowd, especially with a goosebumps-inducing final note. And, of course, the whole thing was capped by a dazzling round of fireworks. Prince surely would’ve loved it.