As previously reported, Lovato is making a series of guest appearances on the show's fifth season, which premiered on Sept. 26, 2013. Lovato (who became a judge on Fox's "The X Factor" U.S. in 2012) will work around her "X Factor" schedule to be on "Glee." She has reportedly signed on to do six episodes of "Glee."
In "Glee," Lovato plays Dani, who is a new love interest for openly lesbian Santana Lopez (played by Naya Rivera). (In real life, Rivera is dating hip-hop star Big Sean. Lovato is dating actor Wilmer Valderrama.) The majority of fans also seem to like the Dani/Santana coupling, which has been nicknamed Dantana. In "Glee," Santana is moving on from her high-school love Brittany S. Pierce, who was played by Heather Morris. Fans (who have nicknamed the Brittany/Santana romance as Brittana) have also been discussing if they like the Brittana relationship more or the Danata relationship more.
In Lovato's first "Glee" episode (which had a Beatles theme), she and Rivera duet on the Beatles song "Here Comes the Sun."
In other news about Lovato, she recently dyed her hair blue. She debuted her new look on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Oct. 2, 2013, when she performed her song "Neon Lights" on the show.
"Neon Lights" is also the name of Lovato's 2014 North American tour, which will feature "X Factor" alumni Fifth Hamrony, Little Mix and Cher Lloyd as the opening acts.
Here is a sampling of Internet reactions to Lovato's guest-starring role on "Glee":
From the official "Glee" Facebook page:
"Woooo Hoooooooo!! Glad to see Demi on tv again!"
"Guest star that means Dantana won't stay together."
"Yay~~~ they both are sensational, amazing voices."
"I've been waiting for this!!! Oh demi."
"Well they didnt leave anything to the imagination did they.. it probably means they wont last.. Dani is the new Brodi...."
"I like Demi and all. But Dantana will never beat Britana for me and maybe for some true gleeks."
"Perfect!!! Demi is so cute."
"Demi was great on Glee! Dani and Santana make a great couple!"
"Loved Demi and Santana's rendition of here comes the sun!!!"
"You know what's weird? Before I even found out about Demi guest staring I put them two together in one of my fan fictions...."
"I was super excited that Demi was going to be on Glee and play Santana's love interest. They are cute together, on the show."
"Ughhhhh only 6 episodes! Not enough!!! I want moreeeeeee!"
"I SHIP THEM SO HARD THEY CANT STOP LOOKING AT EACH OTHER AND SMILE AT EACH OTHER IM PUKING RAINBOWS."
"Oh my God, I'm totally having a huge girl crush on Demi Lovato. and I'm not even kidding.
"I will always hope for endgame Brittana but until then at least Santana won't be lonely."
"Demi is perfect!! Naya is perfect!""
I was fan of brittana but dantana is way better!!:
"Demi's beautiful!!!!! So gorgeous"
"I love Britanna,but Dantana looks so cute."