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Watch: Sia’s incredible performance of “Chandelier” on Ellen

on May 19, 2014, 12:32pm

This morning, Sia appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and delivered a memorable but unorthodox performance. As one who has frequently shied away from the spotlight in recent years, the Australian pop singer chose to perform facing away from the camera. Thus, 11-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler (of Dance Moms fame) became the center of attention as she recreated the stunning video for 1000 FORMS OF FEAR lead single “Chandelier”. The backdrop included the dark visuals from the video, tattered furniture, drab walls, and dreary artwork. However, Sia’s muscular voice and Ziegler’s impressive choreography brightened the gloomy set. Catch the replay below.

Compare with the original Ziegler-starring video.

1000 FORMS OF FEAR is due out July 7th via RCA/Monkey Puzzle Records. Along with “Chandelier”, the 12-track effort also includes “Elastic Heart”, Sia’s Hunger Games soundtrack contribution with Diplo and The Weeknd.