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May 20th, 2014
Singer-songwriter Sia has been creating hits for stars behind the scenes for years now, but with the upcoming release of her sixth album, 1000 Forms of Fear, the Australia star is back in the spotlight — sort of.
Performing her latest hit Chandelier on The Ellen Degeneres Show, the singer opted to sing with her back facing the audience while the music video’s star Maddie Ziegler takes center stage recreating the entire video’s choreography. Even though we never see her face, Ellen assures us it is the real singer standing there, with her signature blonde bob and clothes on backwards. The performance may have been unorthodox, but it was stunning nonetheless and fitting for an artist so unique.
Watch Sia’s performance of Chandelier on The Ellen Degeneres Show below!
For comparison, here’s the original clip:Tweet