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Kristen Wiig's Crazy 'Chandelier' Modern Dancing Steals the Show at GRAMMYs 2015

by Zach Seemayer 12:58 AM PST, February 09, 2015
Playing Kristen Wiig's Crazy 'Chandelier' Modern Dancing Steals the Show at GRAMMYs 2015

A number of stars have performed emotional, bizarre interpretive dances to Sia's hit songs — Lena Dunham, Shia LaBeouf — and at Sunday's 2015 GRAMMY Awards, Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig has added her name to that list.

Wiig surprised everyone when she appeared on stage for a striking “Chandelier” performance with Maddie Ziegler – the 12-year-old Dance Moms star who danced solo in the song's unsettling music video -- and then blew the doors off the place with a striking performance.


In what ended up being one of the most interesting and liveliest numbers of the show’s staggering three-and-a-half hour run, Wiig and Ziegler danced a turbulent and chaotic interpretive number, with Wiig often lightening the mood with bizarre little physicalities that gave the performance life.

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While the dance itself didn’t have the intense severity of the song’s emotional music video, it managed to maintain the song’s creepy atmosphere with some truly stunning set decoration -- including Sia, motionlessly singing in the back while facing the wall.

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But enough about, Sia. Back to Wiig. Here she is getting fierce with Ziegler

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Or desperately trying to dance a shirt onto her head.

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Or helping Ziegler recreate Taylor Swift's "crazy face" from her "Black Space" performance at the AMAs.

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Seriously, there was a lot of dance-fighting, and it was all great.

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While it might not have been as amazing as Jim Carey and Kate McKinnon’s "Chandelier" performance on SNL in October, Wiig did a great job rocking the platinum bob.

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Check out the video below for a look at the controversial “Elastic Heart” music video, released early last month.

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