Whitney Houston, Demi Lovato, 2020 Super Bowl

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High praise! 

On Sunday night, Demi Lovato kicked off the 2020 Super Bowl by treating fans to a spectacular performance of the National Anthem. While most musicians attempt to make the classic patriotic song there own, Lovato went a step above the rest and really owned her moment in the spotlight. So much so, that fans are taking to the internet saying that her rendition may be a tie with late singer Whitney Houston

Houston's 1991 performance is widely considered to be one of the best National Anthem renditions of all time. Any top ten list in the world decidedly points to Houston as the gold star standard when it comes to how high the bar is set for one of the biggest night's in sports every year. So, is it possible that at just 27-years-old, Lovato's performance is could have been history making for the musician? The fans sure seem to think so. 

Soon after Lovato left the field, the internet exploded with comparisons between she and Houston.

"Best rendition of that since Whitney Houston did it. Love Demi Lovato," one excited fan tweeted out. Another fan said it best, "I must say... Demi Lovato just made second best of all time behind Whitney Houston singing this damn anthem. I'm not arguing with nobody about it." 

There is no doubt that this performance was a dream come true for Lovato. In fact, nearly 10 years ago, the singer tweeted out that this performance was a goal of hers. "One day, I'm gonna sing the national anthem at a super bowl," the message read from Feb. 7, 2010. "Onnnee dayyy...." It looks like that day has finally arrived! 

2020 is shaping up to be the year of Demi Lovato, and we're so here for it! 

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