Demi Lovato Compared To Celine Dion

‘Heart Attack’ director Chris Applebaum told MTV that Demi did something that he’s only seen Celine Dion do before her: sing live: ‘I do also want to note that in 20 years of directing music videos, I have seen every single artist lip-sync to their video with the exception of two people. One was Celine Dion, who said, ‘If you don’t do that, you sing so that people can see your throat move and people can feel the emotion.’ And two, it was Demi Lovato. Demi is the real deal. People felt it when they were around her.

Her performance is very interesting. I’ve worked with some of the biggest artists in the world, multiple times, and Demi is a really unique performer. She’s extremely emotional. She’s extremely complicated, wonderful, amazing, beautiful girl with a huge heart and conflicts within herself that she’s dealing with very openly. And I feel like her performances are the visual equivalent of taking all of that, throwing it into a can of soda and shaking it up so that when you pull the top everything kind of explodes.


The song is about this kind of duality that Demi faces. She’s singing about really wanting to fall in love. But then also really wanting to make sure she holds herself back a little bit, so she doesn’t get hurt. She constantly is singing about this duality throughout the song. It’s like a push and pull where we tried to metaphorically represent those two sides by having two metaphorically different sides of Demi,” he explained about the visual.

There’s the angelic white. First you see Demi pictured in this more angelic white performance where these darker black elements start creeping into the frame almost ready to take over her. And then you also see her, the polar opposite, a black set-up where there’s some white or good, I don’t want to say good or evil, or good or bad, there’s just sort of these opposites. You see her in this black environment where these forces of white, the opposite, are still present and creeping in.’

For her, it’s a basic performance video; it’s classic Demi. Like, people want to see their artists; they want to see performances. Demi, we really tapped into those things that are unique about her, and unique about her as a performer to propel her viewers and her fans into the emotional core of the song.’

  • RRR

    demi is fake artist!!

    only Adele will the next celine dion!

  • Anonymous

    She’s so hot! && her voice is amazing. Im becoming a fan of hers I just brought her first 2 albums on iTunes I didn’t even know she had any albums I thought the one with give your heart a break was her first. But the second one is so…. Good!

  • Anonymous

    Aw such a nice compliment to Demi! :)

  • Anonymous

    God no… And that heart attack video was awful. Couldn’t make it half way through, it was boring as hell. It literally took no effort from her and the voice wasn’t even synced. This is coming from a fan of hers.

  • Anonymous

    I noticed that too

  • Anonymous

    demi is irrelevant!!

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    bitch, please

  • Anonymous

    the song is ok but the video is bad

  • Anonymous

    I actually didn’t like the video. The song is okay, oversung as usual. She has a great voice, I don’t know why she needs to scream. It kind of ruins the song for me.

    My favorite songs of hers is still Catch Me and Don’t Forget.

  • Anonymous

    I was super disappointed in the video. Have to agree with the majority of her fans. Being a fan doesn’t mean you have to love every song and every video.

  • Anonymous

    God no… And that heart attack video was awful. Couldn’t make it half way through, it was boring as hell. It literally took no effort from her and the voice wasn’t even synced. This is coming from a fan of hers

    Totally agree. It was horribly made. If I were her, I’d be super ticked at the guy who directed it.

  • Anonymous

    I love demi she is one of my biggest idols but no one can compare to Celine Dion im sorry, Celine is one of the biggest voices ever and the only young girl that i can put close to her is Jessica Sanchez

  • Anonymous

    Demi is not irrelevant no more! “Heart Attack” is a hit.

  • Anonymous

    lol i thought she was lip syncing..

  • Anonymous

    Selena’s irrelevant . && Demi’s video was so basic I think she could’ve done better but she looked hot in it.The song is good though me and my friends bought it like as soon as it came out. Not an huge fan of hers but I love heart attack that’s my jam.

  • Anonymous

    Overrated, overrated, overrated.
    Sorry, but she has milked her rehab/recovery story for all it’s worth and there are reports of a lot of it being made up. Her PR team lies a lot and it’s disturbing. She’s a huge hypocrite. I was fan from the beginning, but I think it’s so dishonest how she uses her “recovery” to sell records. I have not bought a single Demi item since HWGA. I’d be supporting liars.

  • Anonymous

    Overrated, overrated, overrated.
    Sorry, but she has milked her rehab/recovery story for all it’s worth and there are reports of a lot of it being made up. Her PR team lies a lot and it’s disturbing. She’s a huge hypocrite. I was fan from the beginning, but I think it’s so dishonest how she uses her “recovery” to sell records. I have not bought a single Demi item since HWGA. I’d be supporting liar

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    Okay Demi’s rehab story is OVER. That was 2 years ago. It is done deal. People in this busy don’t feel “sorry” for someone too long. She gain fans and people like her new music. It is her talent they are forcing on not her story. I haven’t heard her story being brought up anymore. Only certain people on her using it to complain about her or bring her down. She moved on. It is her voice and music people have been talking about. They are finally noticing her talent in singing. She deserves it.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a fan of Demi’s but I’m not going to hide the truth. The last time she brought up recovery was on E! news, a few days ago. So she hasn’t really let it go either.

  • Anonymous

    Really…? If it was solely about her talent, they would’ve been onto her since “Don’t Forget”. But NO, it was after REHAB that she got a lot of attention. She talks about her “issues” in every interview to get this “strong woman” persona. Really, is she really so strong? There is so much vagueness about her rehab story I wouldn’t be surprised if she uses the money from her record sales to snort more cocaine and get wasted off of alcohol. I felt so disgusted that I contributed to this by buying her HWGA album

  • Anonymous

    I’m not the same person but that’s it… she’s only telling her side of the story which could be laced with lies. I’m assuming you weren’t by her side the whole time through this, and celebs lie all of the time for PR, that’s what their career is based off of, so I’d take most of it with a grain of salt. And celebs can set up a “black list” of things they don’t want to talk about. If Demi didn’t want to talk about it, then black list it. But it’s been working to get her some attention, so of course she would. Take this into consideration.

  • Anonymous

    <3

  • Justinsuglyglasses

    Demi blows away the other Disney princesses but is that really saying a lot? Celine’s voice is incredible live. Demi is good live but not great. There are better young singers out there today. The guy Demi toured with in 2009 is way better vocally and like Celine, sings in multiple languages. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4My_an_XdU or this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9-LwnRj3D0

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    Really…? If it was solely about her talent, they would’ve been onto her since “Don’t Forget”. But NO, it was after REHAB that she got a lot of attention. She talks about her “issues” in every interview to get this “strong woman” persona. Really, is she really so strong? There is so much vagueness about her rehab story I wouldn’t be surprised if she uses the money from her record sales to snort more cocaine and get wasted off of alcohol. I felt so disgusted that I contributed to this by buying her HWGA album

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    It was Demi’s talent. She had her fame before rehab. It was expected after Demi got out of Rehab she will get more attention because of the curiosity of the media. Her fans supported her of course. That was 2 years ago. They would have drop her like yesterday news after they ask her and she spoke about it but did they? Nope! She shine through it. Demi doesn’t talk about her issues in every interview and when that happens people ask her first. She tell them her side of the story. That’s it. What is wrong with encouraging people to get help with their problems? You are so quick to believe the only thing she did was drugs and alcohol. Negative. She had other serious issues too. It is the past now. She staying on track and is doing better. If you don’t want to be a fan of hers anymore, that’s fine. You win some and you will lose some.

  • Anonymous

    You think she’s on track because that’s what her publicists tell the media. Who knows what she really does behind closed doors? She could be doing a line of crack as we speak and tomorrow she’ll come on tv and say “drugs are bad, don’t do it, have confidence”. Oh please. She can encourage people all she wants, but she better have her own shit together before telling people how to live their lives. I honestly don’t believe much of what she says and I think she fools her fans all the time into thinking she’s some hero. I won’t be one of those fools. Demi wasn’t that famous before rehab. Outside of the disney bubble, people rarely talked about her. Then came rehab and her sob story for the press, DEMI! They knew her then. She knew how to milk it. And she still does. Drug addiction is a difficult thing to overcome, you do not know for sure if she truly has. She’ll lie to her fans and say she’s sober and get wasted the next night. Guess whose money pays for the drugs, THE FANS! I don’t believe a word she says. The PR has lied too much.

  • Anonymous

    demi in my opinion just wears way too much makeup. And she seems quite hypocritical to me with some of the things she says.

    But she is a talented singer, and has a killer voice. I never deny talent.

  • snowflakelove12

    lol how much did she pay this time?

    she sang it three times right? LOLno shes..

    how do i say this?

    ‘a liar, and pathetic’ – Taylor Swift

  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous

    YOU KIDDING ME? ‘

    NEVER! CELINE DION IS IN OTHER NIVEL!!

    DEMI IS ONLY FAMOUS FOR REHAB!

  • Anonymous

    demi is irrelevant!!

  • Anonymous

    demi is fake artist!!

    only Adele will the next celine dion!

  • Anonymous

    Well why release Demi and Selena single around the same time? Don’t make sense. Blame the HR not the clients.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    Well why release Demi and Selena single around the same time? Don’t make sense. Blame the HR not the clients.

    Actually this isn’t Demi’s single release. It’s her music video and it gets more promo from them than Selena’s single makes no sense. Now Bridgit has her video coming out and Hollywood didn’t even tweet it, they only retweeted Bridgit. That is fucked up.

    To the HBIC comment, Demi caused more problems for Disney and HWR than any client they ever had. For them to now extreme promo her over more deserving clients, still part of Disney is wrong wrong wrong.
    Next is Lucy Hale and I am worried they are going to fuck up her promo too. Lucy has a phenomenal voice.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why people love to manipulate words. He never compared Demi and Celine vocally! He just compared the fact that they both like singing while taping their music videos. They are both great singers, end of story!

  • Anonymous

    Demi didn’t cause problems for them. She had issues got the help she needed. Nobody is perfect. She is trying to do better and people like her new single HA. She is a great singer. She deserves the recognized. Selena is an actress that tries to sing and most likely this is her last album. They did promote Selena last album a whole lot. They will promote Selena and the others music soon. Right now they are promoting Demi. She is doing good.

  • AnonymousjenShe

    Love Heart Attack, don’t care about the rest . Lol

  • Anonymous

    Haters you do realize that you are the only ones holding on to Demi’s past? She has moved on, her fans have moved, the freaking world has moved on. Don’t you think it’s time to move on? If in the interviews she does they ask her about rehab and her recovery she can’t help it. If she were to ignore it people will start thinking she has something to hide. At the end of the day you guys are the ones feeling negativity, y’all are mad while Demi is enjoying her life and her money and her fans are enjoying her talent. Have fun hating and as always; Stay mad. God Bless :D
    Heart Attack is an okay song but to me it’s tied for worst with You’re my only Shawty and Together. The video was terrible but she wasn’t the director so it wasn’t her fault. I get the idea but the video is just stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Selena was HWR star but she is leaving now because this will be her last album. She passion is not even music… It is acting. She only did music for her fans and it was fun to her. Why can’t Demi be the head star now? She has been with HWR for a while. It is her turn. Plus, Demi passion is music. She is a wonderful singer. As for Demi story, again the interviewers bring up her story FIRST not her. She only answering their questions. That is it. Other than that… She moved on. Some of you all don’t have to believe her story. At the same time, you were not there to know if she is lying. She is telling the truth all we know. This her side of the story. Her perceptive. Anyways, it not about her story it is her music and voice. People like her new single and the pre-order for DEMI is in the Top 10 in over 30 Countries. Good for her. :)

  • Anonymous

    I am a Demi fan but I TOTALLY agree, and unlike most lovatics I see the dark side of her and her career. I don’t get why Selena was their star after Miley’s exit, now it’s LITERALLY ALL on Demi. Now Selena is just kind of… there. I’m sure Come and Get It would be doing better if HWR gave a shit about it and quit sticking their nose up Demi’s ass. I’m sure Demi’s new album will do all right, but probably not too much better than it has done in the past. But they are missing the fact that they are trying to make money off of BOTH of them, so they really should care! I know Selena’s got a performance on the MTV movie awards, that’s it. I know on twitter some Selenator got angry and called Chachi out on the fact that HWR is kissing demi’s ass and ignoring Selena, he’ll said that Selena will get plenty of promo. I’m not sure how this article led to Selena’s recording contract but that’s my input.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    You think she’s on track because that’s what her publicists tell the media. Who knows what she really does behind closed doors? She could be doing a line of crack as we speak and tomorrow she’ll come on tv and say “drugs are bad, don’t do it, have confidence”. Oh please. She can encourage people all she wants, but she better have her own shit together before telling people how to live their lives. I honestly don’t believe much of what she says and I think she fools her fans all the time into thinking she’s some hero. I won’t be one of those fools. Demi wasn’t that famous before rehab. Outside of the disney bubble, people rarely talked about her. Then came rehab and her sob story for the press, DEMI! They knew her then. She knew how to milk it. And she still does. Drug addiction is a difficult thing to overcome, you do not know for sure if she truly has. She’ll lie to her fans and say she’s sober and get wasted the next night. Guess whose money pays for the drugs, THE FANS! I don’t believe a word she says. The PR has lied too much.

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    You don’t have to believe Demi or whatever. You are entitled to your opinion and thoughts after all. Like I said before you don’t have to be a fan of hers. That’s fine. Just like you are saying we don’t know what she is doing behind closed doors however, she could be doing exactly fine and staying on track. If not, then she will be at rock bottom again. At the end of the day, only Demi knows. That is that.

  • Anonymous

    CELINE DION?

    omg WHY?! this guy deserve die –‘

  • Anonymous

    It is sad that Hollywood Records seems to be putting out the message.>>”If you have a drug problem, hit a cast member on a plane, walk away from your TV show, and then go to rehab, We will back you better than any other artist in our clientele.
    The hype they are pushing for Demi’s video release is more than they have ever done for much better human beings. Whoever runs their Twitter should be fucking fired and beat to a pulp. I think it is Chachi myself. I feel sorry for Lucy Hale, Bridgit Mendler and Selena Gomez. These are some people who have backed Disney since day one and did not trash current shows. Really nicely done Disney/Hollywood Records/DMG.

  • snowflakelove12

    i agree with u very much!

    especially about the Selena Bridgit Lucy part

    I never knew Lucy was part of HW until last year by accident! they NEED to promote her more and bridgit they don’t even get her a coach to teach her about stage presence then people criticize her and stuff & HW never promoted her album

    as for Selly she’s promoting herself because she knows HW won’t

  • snowflakelove12

    i agree with u very much!

    especially about the Selena Bridgit Lucy part

    I never knew Lucy was part of HW until last year by accident! they NEED to promote her more and bridgit they don’t even get her a coach to teach her about stage presence then people criticize her and stuff & HW never promoted her album

    as for Selly she’s promoting herself because she knows HW won’t

  • Anonymous

    That gif…Dems why.

  • Anonymous

    THAT’S A BIG OFFENCE TO THE GREAT CELINE!

  • Anonymous

    normally i don’t notice lip synching in music videos but when i first saw demi’s I thought it looked like she was badly lip synching to the high notes. lol i can’t believe she actually sang it. she’s the first music video where i thought the person was crap at lip synching xD

  • Anonymous

    …Idk iv seen some bad lip syncing…I feel the director or whoever put the voice over,didnt time it well..Either way,she was hot as fuck in the video,fuck the meaning.

  • Anonymous

    no. the end.

  • Anonymous

    It’s crazy to think how much time flies. Can’t believe it’s been three years since she’s been dating Wilmer. That’s almost as long as Miam have been dating. Miam and Dilmer could have a double wedding!

  • Anonymous

    i’d like to apologize to celine dion for such an insult.

  • Anonymous

    Celin pink kelly??? Demi is demi

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    It is sad that Hollywood Records seems to be putting out the message.>>”If you have a drug problem, hit a cast member on a plane, walk away from your TV show, and then go to rehab, We will back you better than any other artist in our clientele.
    The hype they are pushing for Demi’s video release is more than they have ever done for much better human beings. Whoever runs their Twitter should be fucking fired and beat to a pulp. I think it is Chachi myself. I feel sorry for Lucy Hale, Bridgit Mendler and Selena Gomez. These are some people who have backed Disney since day one and did not trash current shows. Really nicely done Disney/Hollywood Records/DMG.

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    They are NOT pushing the problem and saying that it is okay. What Demi did is wrong yes. That was the past. She moved on. Maybe some of you all should too.

  • Anonymous

    HW record is helping Selena come on now

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    HW record is helping Selena come on now

    I beg to differ. If you go to HollywoodRecs Twitter or Facebook you would see what I am talking about.
    They have lots of clients yet their headers and background look more like a Demi Lovato fan site than and record labels main pages. It appears the person running their sites may be a Demi fan. It is not fair for Bridgit, Selena, Lucy, Zendaya or any of their other clients. Bridgit has her video coming out Friday and it seems like she has to do her own promo. WTAF is that? For all we know Selena was told to not post her surprise video because it would interfere with Demi’s video. If you can’t see this then you are probably more of a Demi fan too. Well great Demi has her own sites for her fans and her fans only. The label should not only showcase her.

  • Anonymous

    Ironically she’s off for “singing live”

  • Anonymous

    Celine Dion? No, no one is on that level!

  • Anonymous

    Heart Attack is a hit. Don’t get mad.

  • Anonymous

    Waiting to find out that Hollywood records made up the Blind Item about Selena and Demi fighting. Disney always thrives on rivalries.

  • Anonymous

    HR loves Demi. She rockin it right now. Can’t blame them. She is the HBIC for them right now.