Demi Lovato reacted to Kelly Clarkson singing a cover of her song, “Anyone” Wednesday via her Instagram Stories. Lovato said that Clarkson “crushed” her cover of the song. Clarkson performed Lovato’s song on a recent episode of the Kelly Clarkson Show.
After seeing the cover, Lovato took to her Instagram stories to react to the stunning cover of “Anyone” by Clarkson.
“[This is] a dream come true,” Lovato wrote of Clarkson covering her song. “[I] grew up singing @kellyclarkson and now she’s covering my song. You crushed this Kelly!! Love you!!!,” she added.
In addition to re-posting the video of Clarkson singing, Lovato also shared a throwback clip of her covering Clarkson’s song, “The Trouble With Love Is.”
“Me covering @kellyclarkson at 13/14ish,” Lovato captioned the clip on her Instagram Story. “Lifelong fan,” she continued.
Lovato released her song, “Anyone” back in 2020. The song appears on her album, Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over, and chronicles the singer’s ongoing struggles with substance abuse.
In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Lovato shared that she’d written the song four days prior to an overdose that almost claimed her life back in 2018.
“This is a very powerful song,” Lowe told Lovato during their conversation in January 2020, adding that the song might have had a different meaning if it’d been recorded following the singer’s overdose.
“I recorded the vocals for [‘Anyone’] four days before [my overdose],” Lovato said. “So the lyrics took on a totally different meaning. At the time, when I was recording it, I almost listen back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help,” she admitted. “And you kind of listen back to it and think, ‘how did nobody listen to this song and think, let’s help this girl,’ you know what I’m saying?”
Lovato continued to say that she felt like she was in an okay state of mind when she recorded “Anyone,” but looking back, she “clearly wasn’t.”
“I tried to talk to my piano / I tried to talk to my guitar / Talked to my imagination / Confided into alcohol / I tried and tried and tried some more / Told secrets ’til my voice was sore / Tired of empty conversation / ‘Cause no one hears me anymore / A hundred million stories / And a hundred million songs / I feel stupid when I sing / Nobody’s listening to me / Nobody’s listening,” Lovato sang on the first verse and chorus of the emotional song.
The song served as the follow-up to Lovato’s 2018 release, “Sober,” in which she confessed she’d relapsed after six years of being clean from both drug and alcohol addiction.
Lovato also recently revealed she’d entered rehab for the third time in late 2021 and has gone from being “California sober” to complete sobriety.