Video: Sia Mesmerizes with Stunning SNL Performance

Watch hugely powerful renditions of Sia's 'Elastic Heart' and 'Chandelier' on SNL.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

We’re increasingly in awe of Sia as the years pass, going all the way back to her days with Zero 7 over a decade ago. But oddly enough, for a star we’ve known and loved with increasing fervor for over a decade, her face is almost entirely unfamiliar thanks to her unwillingness to be a billboard for pop star life. Even in last weekend’s breathtaking SNL performance, a partial veil covered the breathy chanteuse’s eyes.

This past weekend on Saturday Night Live, the 1000 Forms of Fear singer offered up a duo of performances that were mesmerizing, at times both heartbreaking and soul-provoking. Her rendition of “Chandelier” was captivating, featuring only a grand piano, a mime in a suit and Sia’s gorgeous vocal. 

The weird hit a new high during her performance of “Elastic Heart” where two blonde-wigged dancers displayed an elaborately emotional storyline around her. It’s an incredible experience.