Footage shows Demi Lovato singing to a ‘ghost’ after it supposedly revealed it had experienced trauma caused by sexism – a performance that earnt them a ‘standing ovation’.
Pretty rare for an article to be started in medias res, but I guess that’s just the cutting edge of Hollywood tablet reporting these days.
Lovato has been exploring their interest in supernatural life in recent docuseries Unidentified With Demi Lovato.
No, we’re not going to explain that either?
In one clip, we see Lovato join their friend Matthew Scott and paranormal investigator Chris Smith to visit Vulture City, an old ghost town in Arizona, United States.
According to Peacock TV, the trio came across ‘a spirit who has past trauma with men’ while in an abandoned brothel, having set up an EMF detector – a special device that lets out a noise whenever communication is made.
Lovato asked the spirit, known as Carmen: “Have you seen anything like ETs here, or UFOs? Star people?”
This sounds like exactly the kind of thing that I want other people to watch and break down the funny bits, because I’ll bet I’d alternate between cringing and simply being bored to tears.
Initially, the machine lets off a noise, but when Lovato asks Carmen if they are a Star person – individuals believed to have originated from another world, dimension or planet – it falls completely silent.
Oh well then it must be a star person. Caught red handed.
As the two men leave the room, Lovato then says: “Did you not want to say anything else because the boys were in here?”
The device then makes a noise, at which point Lovato continues: “I think – Oh, I get that a lot.
“She has trauma. That’s why she doesn’t like men.”
I think Demi Lovato may have missed her calling as the world’s greatest private detective. A single beep and she’s figured out that she’s talking to a ghost, it’s female, and it’s a tad shy because of a sordid history of sexual abuse.
Lovato then tells Carmen: “I have trauma, too, so I feel you and I get it.”
Why am I not surprised to hear that the wahmen who refers to herself as “they,” and is convinced she’s talking to a ghost has trauma?
Speaking from outside the room, the two men suggest Lovato sings to Carmen.
“Well I always sing ‘Skyscraper’ when I feel like singing something emotional,” the singer explains, before launching into a spontaneous rendition of the hit.
As they finish the excerpt from the song, the machine makes a noise – which the three take as a sign of a ‘standing ovation’.
“That’s the coolest standing ovation I’ve ever had,” Lovato says.
Sounds like the plot of the shittiest science fiction movie ever. Even for the SiFi channel this is a little bit cheap and lowbrow. Three retards stand in a room, then two leave, and an aging starlet sings a jig about skyscrapers and then the ghost’s sexist trauma is cured. But the only clue is a single beep of a machine.
Honestly I’m getting secondhand embarrassment from reading about this. I don’t think I’d be able to sit through actually watching it. In fact after writing that I looked up a video on YouTube and I was correct, it is unwatchable. Also, Lovato is fat now and has short hair. Take that for what it’s worth.
The docuseries was released a couple of months ago, but the clip has resurfaced on Reddit – where it soon went viral, racking up 10,800 upvotes.
In a later interview with Face to Face with Becky G, Lovato spoke about their experience at Vulture City, saying: “We were originally setting out to search for UFOs and ETs [extraterrestrials] and then we came across this city called Vulture City.
“Vulture City is known for these ghosts that lived in an old brothel, and so we set-up those machines [EMF detectors] and I decided to sing for them and they went off when I finished.”
Lovato believes the response on the EMF detector was a sign of approval from the spiritual world.
“I’ve never had a standing ovation from ghosts, but I’d like to think they were standing,” they added.
I’m sorry Demi, have you had a sitting ovation from ghosts before? Have you performed inadequately, and received only tepid, obligatory applause? Did they ever heckle you? What would that sound like, two beeps?
Sherlock Lovato thought that the non-existant ghost was giving her a standing ovation. Some machine that ostensibly detects if there’s some static electricity in a room or whatever made a beeping sound and she interpreted this as her successfully singing away a dead persons sexism based trauma.
I’m starting to think that maybe Hollywood does weird things to people.