Oct 25 2011 5:54 PM EDT
By Christina Garibaldi
Demi Lovato has been hitting a lot of high notes lately. On Monday, the “Skyscraper” singer sang the national anthem at the World Series, she’ll be performing alongside Lady Gaga at Z100’s Jingle Ball concert in December and she’s gearing up to hit the road for 10 tour dates beginning next month.
“[I’m] very excited,” Lovato told MTV News about heading out for the first time since leaving the Jonas Brothers’ tour to seek treatment for personal issues last November. The 19-year-old has already given fans a sneak peek at what can expect from her during two recent shows in New York and in Los Angeles.
“We’re gonna do the same show, but a little bit different … better and bigger, and my fans just have to come check it out,” Lovato said of the dates beginning November 16 in Detroit. “We were just experimenting with the show and trying to see how it all played out and give my fans something that will bait them in for the tour.”
Lovato will be performing songs off her Unbroken album, plus her fan favorite rendition of Lil Wayne’s “How to Love.” But Wayne won’t be the only artist she covers onstage. “I’m thinking of maybe a Maroon 5 or Lady Gaga cover,” Lovato revealed. “I like ‘Born this Way’ and ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ I’d want to perform one of those.”
If Lovato isn’t heading to your hometown this time around, no need to worry, it looks like she’ll be back on the road sooner than expected. “I’m planning on a world tour next year,” Lovato told us.
While it’s still unconfirmed when Lovato will kick off that world tour, she already has an opening act in mind.
“You know who I did see the other day on the Internet was that little girl Sophia Grace,” Lovato said of the eight-year-old U.K. sensation who gained YouTube fame with her cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” “She’s so cute, maybe she can open up for me,” Demi said.
Apart from singing skills, Grace and Lovato have at least one more thing in common: their love for Nicki Minaj.
“I just love that she can rap and sing,” Lovato said of the Queens rapper. “You know, a lot of people can just rap and she can rap and sing and she has a really good voice. She’s fun; she doesn’t take herself too seriously. A lot of artists take themselves way too seriously. It’s hard to find artists that just want to have fun these days, and that’s what she does.”
Does that mean Demi would want Minaj to hit the road with her? “She would be amazing. I would be opening up for her though,” Lovato laughed.
Will you catch Demi on tour? Let us know in the comments!