The fact that Sia is not starring in her "Chandelier" music video is not a surprise -- after all, the notoriously press-shy pop chanteuse declined to appear on Billboard's cover last fall without a paper bag covering her face. Instead, the "Chandelier" clip, which debuted on Tuesday (May 6), features a dazzling dance performance from Maddie Ziegler, the 11-year-old star of Lifetime's "Dance Moms."
Ziegler is initially seen perched in a door frame in an empty room, and over the next three and a half minutes, the pint-sized dancer rocks her blonde Sia wig in many more deserted rooms while spinning, kicking, leaping, crawling, falling, twirling and hiding herself behind window drapes. It's a departure from the party-hearty, "1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, DRINK!" lyrics of the song, but Ziegler's routine more than makes up for the disconnect.