sia replaces maddie ziegler with a mini martial artist in new video

Watch a tiny black belt don the Aussie singer’s signature wig and power punch her way through Sia’s latest video, Alive.

by Emily Manning
06 November 2015, 10:59am

Many wondered how Sia would follow a trilogy of stunningly choreographed music videos featuring 13-year-old dance sensation Maddie Ziegler. Today, the elusive singer revealed the video for Alive, the lead single from her forthcoming album This is Acting (and one she'd originally penned for Adele). This video features a new tiny, kickass human - one who is probably in talks for a Karate Kid remake as we speak.

The video, shot in an abandoned warehouse-ish space, features an (as-yet) unidentified mini-martial artist performing lightning-quick moves while wearing Sia's signature bob. Rather than the platinum blonde, blunt bangs sported by Ziegler, the kung-fu fighter's wig comes with a more Cruella de Vil vibe - a two-toned hairstyle that has appeared in the cover art for Alive and follow up release Set Bird Free.

We're not sure where Sia tracked down the insanely skilled fighter, but we're all about this ridiculously talented kid trend and can't wait to see what other prodigies make appearances in her performance art-meets-music videos. 


Text Emily Manning

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