Shortly after Beyoncé and Jay Z opened up the 2014 Grammy Awards with their super sexy “Drunk In Love” performance, Lorde — the 17-year-old singer-songwriter from New Zealand your friends won’t stop telling you about — hit the Grammys stage tonight to perform a stripped-down rendition of her own hit single “Royals.”
Rocking a rather creepy style that made her look like Wednesday Adams, music’s newest “it” artist Lorde — up for 4 nominations tonight — appeared uncomfortable as she belted out the notes to the song that denounces materialism and anything that costs more than $100.
Vocally, she did a pretty good job, I will say … but what was up with all of those twitchy/jerking movements she called herself doing? #UNNECESSARY. Just sing, girl. We don’t need all that extra stuff from you. We don’t even know you like that!
Earlier tonight, ahead of her very first big awards show performance, Lorde tweeted:
feeling so good about tonight. spot the grrl pic.twitter.com/hdByJWpVqx
— Lorde (@lordemusic) January 26, 2014
Also, totally un-related (to the performance), but where is girl’s long-form birth certificate? She’s supposed to be 17, but the motherf**ker look 30.
WATCH LORDE PERFORM “ROYALS” AT THE 2014 GRAMMYS ABOVE