Sia let her performers take the spotlight as usual on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. The singer performed her hits “Elastic Heart” and “Chandelier,” singing with a her eyes covered by a short black veil as her dancers and a mime interpreted the music.
For “Elastic Heart,” Sia’s 12-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler recreated the controversial music video (sans Shia LaBeouf this time), with an older dancer in the same nude leotard and blonde wig. We’ve had our fair share of Sia dancer parodies, from Jim Carrey and Kate McKinnon’s dance-off to Lena Dunham’s rendition,” but this was an incredibly emotional performance.
For “Chandelier,” Sia switched things up this time and instead of having Ziegler do her usual dance routine, opted for a mime to perform beside her. The mime, with a painted sad face, acted out the song as she sang on stage with him.