CONCERT REVIEW: Demi Lovato at First Ontario Centre

On Monday night, Demi Lovato brought her world tour to the First Ontario Centre in Hamilton. That girl has grown to be an amazing young woman– she is incredibly talented, she embraces her role as a role model and she has a heart of gold.




Demi had 3 opening acts with her – the first was MKTO. These two are full of energy and are great performers. They sang 5 songs, ending their set with “Classic,” a fan favourite among the audience.






Next up was Christina Perri. Christina is also very talented and the crowd loved her. She has an innocence about her that is evident when she performs; smiling at the audience whenever she has the chance and bouncing around the stage like a kid.


The last performer was an artist from Quebec named Andee. She performed a couple of songs alongside her guitarist Frankie. She performed at the end of Demi’s catwalk, while the stage crew set up for Demi. Considering she had to follow the performances of MKTO and Christina Perri and also pump the crowd up for the star of the night, I think she had a pretty tough time slot to fill- but she seemed very grateful for the opportunity.






Last but not least, Demi got the party started opening with “Really Don’t Care.” This set the tone for how the night played out. The crowd was going insane singing along to “Heart Attack” and “Fire Starter.” She started off with upbeat tunes and then brought the mood down with an acoustic set, playing older songs like “Catch Me” and “Don’t Forget.” She spoke proudly to the crowd about her volunteer trip to Kenya with Free The Children, overcoming her past and the woman she is today.


Before singing “Nightingale,” she told the audience she wrote it for a childhood friend, Trenton, who passed away 9 years ago to the day. She sang the song for him as well as for her father who is no longer with us. She almost didn’t make it through the song because she started to cry. It was a really beautiful and moving performance. Demi puts her heart and soul into her music and it couldn’t have been more clear in that moment.


Hits like “Give Your Heart a Break,” “Skyscraper,” “Neon Lights” and “Let it Go” (among others) were on the setlist as well. She also did an amazing cover of Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” since Halloween is fast approaching.


The energy Demi brought to First Ontario Centre was incredible. If you get a chance to see her perform, take it!


Were you there on Monday? Tweet us @BestFan and let us know about your experience!


Photos by: Jennifer Lavergne and Krystal Knopf

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