JoJo Tells Demi Lovato That ‘The Masked Singer’ Boosted Her Confidence

JoJo Tells Demi Lovato That ‘The Masked Singer’ Boosted Her Confidence

Demi Lovato and JoJoRodin Eckenroth/Rich Fury/GettyImages

The Masked Singer runner-up JoJo was lately a visitor on Demi Lovato’s podcast 4D. The pair talked about a wide range of matters, together with physique picture and the stress to look a sure manner as an artist.

JoJo additionally touched on her expertise on The Masked Singer earlier this 12 months. The singer completed Season 5 in second place, performing because the Black Swan. She says it helped her regain her confidence on stage.

JoJo Says ‘The Masked Singer’ Gave Her Confidence

As Lovato identified, JoJo needed to cancel her tour final 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The singer took the chance to write down extra, and even to launch a Christmas album known as December Baby. However, she admitted that the expertise made her surprise, “Can I nonetheless sing? Can I nonetheless sing reside? Can I nonetheless carry out?”

“Doing the present The Masked Singer that I did earlier this 12 months type of gave me a confidence again of performing, as a result of I hadn’t been in entrance of individuals for a short while,” JoJo defined. “It’s type of, I really feel like, if you happen to don’t use it, you lose it. It’s not at all times true, but it surely’s like driving a motorbike. I needed to get again in apply.”

JoJo stated it had been round a 12 months and a half since she final carried out on a stage. She joked that it solely takes her just a few months to resolve, “I suck now.” She and Lovato agreed that their perfectionism is usually a blessing, as a result of they will be ok with the time they put into their tasks.


JoJo Talks Body Image with Demi Lovato

JoJo additionally talked concerning the pressures she’s felt from her administration prior to now about physique picture, and the way it affected her life. She stated she “felt like somewhat woman” who thought an excessive amount of about sure individuals’s opinions.

“I used to be so self-conscious about what someone in my life that was working with me considered what I used to be consuming, that I by no means ordered what I wished to eat once I went out,” JoJo recalled. “Because I simply knew that they’d be like, ‘I can’t imagine she ate that the night time of a video shoot.’”

JoJo stated she was instructed that different women had been figuring out extra and weight-reduction plan, and he or she felt stress to do the identical. At 18, she was placed on a strict food regimen and took injections from a nutritionist. She stated it took her years “to reclaim my relationship with meals, or my physique.”

The singer stated that today, she feels good when she works out, but it surely’s not about outcomes. “Now I’m extra excited by routines and pleasure and steadiness, enjoyment,” she stated. “And realizing that that is the one physique that I’ve … so I have to maintain it and have interaction with it.”


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing information tales and recaps for exhibits like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a level in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about popular culture since 2012, with earlier bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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