Lorde Performs “Royals” On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’: Watch Her American TV Debut

Carl Williott | October 2, 2013 5:43 am

To mark this week’s release of her precocious debut album Pure Heroine, New Zealand’s Lorde stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tuesday (October 1) for her stunning US television debut. She performed her surprise smash “Royals,” turning out a smoky, hypnotic rendition marked by her closed eyes and trance-like commitment to the song. Impressive stage presence for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old. (Not that we were surprised.)

Catch “Royals” up top, and head below to watch her bonus online-only performance of “White Teeth Teens.”