Lovato is 16 and has become a fixture to Disney Channel audiences as Sonny Monroe in Sonny with a Chance. Also a stalwart on Disney radio, Lovato's music career has crossed over to mainstream success with her hit This is Me – her duet with Joe Jonas.
The song was from the Disney Channel original film Camp Rock that starred Lovato and The Jonas Brothers.
After the huge success of that film, Lovato has not looked back.
Lovato's biggest honor, she says, is performing for the Kids Inauguration in front of Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama. Her powerful set eclipsed the Jonas Brothers and Miley appearances in this writer's mind. Watching her on the April 7 Dancing with the Stars further reinforced the fact that one, Lovato has incredible singing talent and two, this singing actress' career is simply in its infancy.
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SheKnows: What was it like to be in Washington, D.C. during inauguration weekend?
Demi Lovato: Wow that was actually really crazy. There was a ton of energy. Everyone was so excited. The entire plane I was on the way to Washington was all going to the inauguration. Everyone was so excited. It was awesome.
SheKnows: And for you to be asked to perform for that particular concert for the Kids Inauguration, how honored were you?
Demi Lovato: When I found out, I actually cried because I'm not going to be a part of history, in a way everyone who was there was a part of it. Just even being there and be in Washington at that time in our history is incredible.
SheKnows: Did you get meet Sasha and Malia Obama?
Demi Lovato: I met Sasha and Malia and Michelle Obama. They were just so incredibly nice and down to earth. It was insane they were so nice.
SheKnows: You have shared the stage with some of pop's biggest stars including the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus, is there someone out there would you like to perform with in the near future?
Demi Lovato: It would be, it's one of my biggest dreams, to perform with two people. One, Kelly Clarkson, who has been my number one Idol since the first episode of American Idol (laughs). Secondly, I would also be an incredible dream to play with John Mayer one day.
SheKnows: How has your family aided you in truly keeping your feet on the ground? You are remarkably so down to earth.
Demi Lovato: I don't think I ever got any advice. I think it's a matter of support. No matter how much advice people give you, it sometimes can always be the same thing in a way. What really matters to me is when people are there for you no matter what. When they give you support by lending a helping hand in whatever situation you're in -- that's the best thing my parents and my family could have given me. That's what matters the most.