RCA RecordsNow we know there will be at least one completely strange and unexpected performance on this year's Grammy Awards telecast.
Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, Sia revealed she'll be taking the stage February 8 for the 57th annual Grammys. Since the Australian singer/songwriter never shows her face publicly, her performance will no doubt incorporate some interesting staging, and may even feature young Maddie Ziegler, the Dance Moms star who appeared in Sia's videos for "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart," and who performed with her on Saturday Night Live and on today's Ellen show.
For theEllen performance of "Elastic Heart," Sia was in a large white box with only her head showing; her face was covered by the extremely long bangs on her signature blonde bob wig. Also on stage were a number of young children, also in boxes with only their heads showing, all wearing blonde bob wigs. As Sia sang, the children mouthed the words to the song.
Front and center, in a box which only covered her from the waist down, was Maddie, in a nude leotard and blonde wig, with pink stains on her hands and leotard. She performed a mostly static routine, using her arms, hands and face to convey a range of emotions.
Maddie eventually did pick up her box and move around from one side of the stage to the other, but she was the only one who moved: Sia and the other kids remained in one place the whole time. At the end of the performance, Ellen walked over with her midsection covered in a large white box to talk to Sia about the Grammy announcement.
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