Demi Lovato delivered a moving performance of her new song “Anyone” on Sunday at the Grammys.

The singer previously revealed that the title was a “cry for help” that she wrote before a near-fatal overdose at her home in 2018.

Lovato was introduced onstage by filmmaker Greta Gerwig.

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She choked up at the beginning of the song and started again, eventually earning a standing ovation from the crowd.

The Grammys mark Lovato’s first major performance since she was hospitalised in 2018.

The popstar spoke with Zane Lowe for New Music Daily ahead of the ceremony, where she will debut the new song.

“I almost listen back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help,” the 27-year-old said. “And you kind of listen back to it and you kind of think, ‘How did nobody listen to this song and think, Let’s help this girl?’”

Lovato went on to say that she recorded the song “in a state of mind where I felt I was OK, but clearly I wasn’t”.

“I even listen back to it and I’m like, “Gosh, I wish I could go back in time and help that version of myself,’” she said.

“I just remember hearing back the songs I had just recorded and thinking: ‘If there’s ever a moment where I get to come back from this, I want to sing this song.’”

Lovato added that she still feels cautious when meeting new people: “I still have to make a decision every time like, “Is this somebody I want around?’”

“If it’s not conducive to your journey that you want to be on, there’s no reason for them to be around. I think I still have that error of judgment,” she continued.

You can catch up on the biggest talking points of the 2020 Grammys here and view a full list of winners here.

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