Demi Lovato was thrilled to be a part of the historic inauguration of our first African American President, Barack Obama. Lovato said she was moved to perform for Sasha, Malia and families of the troops at the Kid's Inaugural Concert. The pop star, 16, told MTV News, "It was just an honor that I could make them smile when their parents are fighting in another country. And especially looking down in the first row and seeing the Obamas there, it was awesome. And to see them dancing, singing, clapping, it was so surreal."
When asked how she felt about meeting the First Family she said, "Honestly, it was a blur, because it was like, I'm standing in the presence of the First Lady, but then you kind of forgot about it because she's so normal," Lovato said after the show. "And she's like way down to earth. She gave me a hug, and her daughters were so sweet, and you could tell they are not fazed by anything."
"The president was not there," she added, joking, "One day, we will hopefully play golf or something."
Lovato also touched on the fact that young people are getting more politically involved, whether or not they are of voting age. "I think even teenagers or tweens are getting involved," she said. "But that's the great part about the Kids' Inaugural that we just performed at. I got to be involved in something that was history-making, so it's just an honor. And I think everyone's inspired." We couldn't agree more, Demi!
Check out highlights of the Kid's Inaugural Concert below: