Demi Lovato screened her new YouTube Originals documentary series “Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil” with a three-song set at the Beverly Hilton inn on March 22.
The singer performed “I See You,” “Anyone” and “Dancing With the Devil,” the title track from her upcoming album “Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over,” before the private drive-in screening on top of the hotel parking garage started. “It’s been awhile since I performed,” she said before singing “Anyone,” a similar track she belted at the 2020 Grammy Awards about a year and half after her close to fatal drug overdose.
Dressed a pink top, black jeans and heels, Lovato tasted hot tea to keep warm. She was introduced to the stage by the docuseries director Michael D. Ratner.
“I have one more song I’ve never sang before on stage,” she said, before singing “Dancing With the Devil.”
The docuseries, which had its reality debut at SXSW recently, chronicles Lovato’s excess in 2018. “I’m going to just quickly off the top of my head say thank you to every single person who’s here tonight, all the people who showed me all of the lessons that I needed to learn to get to be the person that I am today, and that includes all of the people that are no longer in my life for certain reasons. That includes them, too. They’ve been my teachers. That’s the beauty about life: it just keeps going and you keep evolving,” Lovato said.
The evening included supper by Shake Shack, vegan ice cream from Craig’s and servers offering drinks and snacks. The four-part documentary series premieres on YouTube on March 23 and finishes up April 6. “Dancing with the Devil…The Art of Starting Over” wiIl be released April 2.