Zooey Deschanel proved to be a tough act to follow.

A night after The New Girl star hit it out of the park, Demi Lovato sang the national anthem to kick off Game 5 of the 2011 World Series tonight at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, wearing a red Texas-T-shirt under her jacket.

Did the Dallas-born pop star similarly rise to the occasion?

Well, Deschanel squashed any preconceived notions about the power of her voice, revealing that her quirky She & Him recordings are resting on a booming set of pipes.

But Lovato has already shown with tunes like "Skyscraper" that she favors the big ballads, and her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was no exception.

The 19-year-old attacked the national anthem with everything she had and almost nailed all of it, getting a bit shrieky at "land of the free" but totally redeeming herself with "home of the brave."

What did you think of Demi's World Series debut? Do your patriotic duty and tell us in the comments!

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