Sia’s new video for “Chandelier” doesn’t star Sia, the 38-year-old Australian singer who has been featured on top ten hits with David Guetta and Flo Rida. The star of this video is an 11-year-old dancer named Maddie Ziegler, who is known among reality TV connoisseurs from Lifetime’s Dance Moms show.
Pop hit maker and 11-year-old reality TV star doesn’t seem like a combination to yield one of the year’s best and most creative music videos, but here we are. The choreography in the clip is stunning, and Maddie pulls off an incredible performance that’s both weird and beautiful. It’s like watching a feral or possessed child who just happens to be very, very good at dancing.