There are many things to be happy about “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Aside from the energetic hilarious skits of guest host Kevin Hart, Sia gave heart-wrenching performances with “Dance Moms” favorite Maddie Ziegler. Read on for further details.
The 12-year-old Ziegler undoubtedly gives jaw-dropping performances. However, the refreshing factor is Sia was exactly in the middle of the stage. It was pretty unusual because the powerhouse singer usually hides from the spotlight. Despite concealing the top half of her face, her overall look was fashion-forward while wearing Christian Louboutin heels, white mullet-type pinafore shirt and black high-waist trousers. She stood effortlessly while singing her latest hit “Elastic Heart.”
The music video of “Elastic Heart” is different from the live performance. Shia LaBeouf is the original partner of Ziegler, which made the video controversial for conservatives. In “SNL,” an adult woman was dressed like Ziegler — the infamous skin-toned one-piece.
Days before the “SNL” performance, the 39-year-old singer made a public apology for people who were offended by the theme of “Elastic Heart” music video, especially those who were traumatized by abusers.
The best part is the Australian songwriter had a second performance. She still hid her face with a black-veiled visor. Compared to the first act, which was energetic and avant-garde, the second one was simple. The Grammy-nominated singer was facing the crowd while singing the classic version of “Chandelier.” To add more emotions with Sia’s poignant voice, a sad mime was interpreting the lyrics beside her.
Sia returned for the gathering of actors on stage to close the show. It was a pleasant surprise to see her wearing a bright tangerine blazer when her wardrobe is usually dark. Then the singer smiled from ear to ear as she was hugging Ziegler who was still in her skin-toned suit.
“Chandelier” is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Music Video, Song of the Year and Record of the Year in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. Its music video is a top pick for 2014’s Best Music Video of Rolling Stone.
“Elastic Heart” and “Chandelier” are from Sia’s recent album “1000 Forms of Fear.”
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Watch Sia’s first performance on “SNL” below:
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