Twelve-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler has been a muse of sorts for Sia recently. The talented dancer appeared in the music videos for Sia’s “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart”. Sia has even brought Maddie Ziegler along with her to perform the dance routine for those songs while promoting her new album. Now, they have finally made it. The two appeared at the Grammy Awards red carpet wearing matching hairstyles and matching suits.
Maddie Ziegler and Sia were there for a special performance of “Chandelier”. Shia LaBeouf, who starred in Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video alongside Ziegler, introduced the performance. Maddie Ziegler danced with comedienne Kristin Wiig as Sia sang with her back to the crowd. The pair wore matching blonde wigs that were meant to mimic Sia’s signature bob.
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In a recent interview, Maddie Ziegler opened up about her collaboration with Sia. “People only knew me as a reality star. Now when I go out with my friends, go get ice cream and go shopping, I love when they say, ‘Oh, you do stuff with Sia!’” Ziegler said. “I don’t want to be known as just a Dance Moms competitor. I’d really like to be known for all of Sia’s work, too.”
Maddie Ziegler also revealed that her recent work with Sia led to her increased interest in music. “I would love to be an amazing singer. I take voice lessons,” she said. “It’s good to have as a dancer — to be able to sing and act too because for a Broadway show or musical, you have to be able to do everything.”
Ziegler added, “We’ve become like family ever since I did ‘Chandelier. I text Sia sometimes when I am in rehearsals. Everyone’s like, ‘Send a picture of us to her!’”
The video for Sia’s “Chandelier” starring Maddie Ziegler racked up more than 520 million views on Sia’s VEVO page, making it one of the most popular music videos in recent years.