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Liam Payne Covers 'The Middle' at First Headlining Show, Zedd Approves: Watch

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Zedd attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

"The Middle" is Zedd's biggest hit since his Ariana Grande collaboration "Break Free" in 2014. The tune was co-produced with Zedd's friends Grey and sung by the incomparable Maren Morris, but a recent cover by Liam Payne has the Russian DJ gushing, too.      

The former One Direction singer stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in May to cover the tune with his full band, and last night (June 20), he performed "The Middle" live in concert for the first time. 

Zedd shared a clip of the performance (originally captured by Billboard) on his Instagram Story, officially smacking it with the Zedd seal of approval. We think you'll like it, too. 

Check out Payne's live cover shared by Zedd and the original BBC performance in the clips below.