Sia literally turns her back on US market
Australian singer-songwriter Sia has given a unique performance of her track Chandelier on The Ellen Show, refusing to show her face to the chat show audience.PT1M14S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-38mec 620 349 May 20, 2014
Australian singer-songwriter Sia has recreated her song Chandelier's lauded videoclip for US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
The video, which features 11-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler performing in a rundown apartment, went viral after being released in early May.
It caught Ellen DeGeneres' eye, who invited the Titanium singer to recreate it live in the studio on Monday's episode.
Private: Australian singer Sia doesn't want to be famous.
Sia and Ziegler performed in a replica of the clip's derelict interior, with the young dancer once again donning a peroxide blonde wig.
When DeGeneres introduced them, the video had been viewed about seven million times.
A day later, it had more than 10.5 million views and counting.
But bizarrely, Sia herself refused to face the camera during or after singing the hit song.
The unique performer, who has penned hits for the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Madonna, has previously explained she refuses to show her face when performing to avoid the pitfalls of modern fame.
In 2013, she told Billboard that celebrity is a lot like an annoying, intrusive mother-in-law.
"I've worked with a lot of famous people and I've seen a lot of their mothers-in-law," she said.
"And I can tell from what I've seen that I don't want one of my own."