Sia Taps Lena Dunham To Perform “Chandelier” On ‘Late Night’: Watch

Christina Lee | June 10, 2014 7:05 am

Sia laid face down on a bunk bed as Girls creator Lena Dunham lip-synced to her vocals, spun in circles and pulling at toilet paper as if decorating with streamers. This was the set-up for her May 10 Late Night with Seth Meyers performance of “Chandelier” – that, and additional proof that Sia doesn’t have to face the camera to give a compelling performance.

Last month Sia performed “Chandelier,” the lead single off 1000 Forms of Fear, on Ellen with her back to the camera. For the media-shy pop extraordinaire, that was one step closer to the spotlight than she typically prefers. For the song’s official video, now viewed over 25 million times, Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler danced while wearing a straw-colored bob resembling Sia’s own, just as Dunham did for Late Night.

Did Lena Dunham do “Chandelier” justice? Watch her and Sia’s performance up top, then sound off in the comments below.

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