On 22 August 2013, it was announced that Demi Lovato will appear for at least 6 episodes of the fifth season of Glee. She will portray a struggling New York-based artist called Dani who later befriends Rachel Berry and Santana Lopez and later becomes Santana's love interest. Lovato made her debut during the second episode of season 5, which is called Tina in the Sky with Diamonds. She appeared in 4 episodes, the last being the tenth episode titled Trio.
On her time in the show, Demi (as Dani) covered a total of 5 songs:
- Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles (with Santana)
- Roar by Katy Perry (with Elliott, Kitty, Rachel, Sam, Santana, Tina, and Unique)
- Into the Groove by Madonna (with Elliott, Kurt, and Rachel)
- The Happening by The Supremes (with Elliott and Kurt)
- Hold On by Wilson Phillips (with Artie, Blaine, Elliott, Kurt, Rachel, Sam, Santana, and Tina)