Kristen Wiig might be best known for her SNL days, or for her funny Bridesmaids movie, but on Sunday evening, it was Wiig’s wacky “Chandelier” Grammys 2015 performance, as seen on the YouTube Channel for Entertainment Tonight, that just about stole the show for the evening. Wiig almost went unrecognizable as her kooky performance and interpretive dance for Sia’s hit song “Chandelier” featured Kristen in all sorts of crazy situations: slapping herself, choking herself, and running around being generally goofy.
It’s the kind of fare viewers have come to expect from 41-year-old Kristen Wiig, a natural born comedian whose five-foot, five-inch tall slim body fit perfectly into the “Chandelier” leotard get-up and signature blonde bob wig for the Grammys 2015 performance. Quite a few copies of the full performance are showing up on YouTube, like this one titled Sia, Maddie Ziegler, & Kristen Wiig – Chandelier l Grammy’s 2015 by DanceMomsLover17, which has gained more than 76,000 views in only 10 hours since it was uploaded.
Other websites are chattering about Kristen Wiig joining Sia for the “Chandelier” performance at the Grammys as well. Rolling Stone notes that Sia still kept her face hidden during the awards show in her quest to avoid the kind of hyper-fame that other musical stars are subjected to on a daily basis. As such, Sia used a unique and entertaining way to give viewers what they craved and didn’t even know it: wonderful Wiig as a wacky interpretive dancer in the “Chandelier” song.
Of course, not only was the the former SNL star a beautiful stand-in for Sia, dancing along to the hit “Chandelier” song — (and Wiig didn’t really swing from a chandelier during the Grammys performance) — but she was joined in the performance by Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler, who has a cult following of her own. Not bad for the 12-year-old Ziegler, who is known as an amazing little dancer, actress, and model — perhaps most famously for performing in Sia’s “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart,” the latter of which drew controversy because of the young girl’s appearance with Shia LaBeouf in the video, which some deemed inappropriate. Sia would later apologize for any emotional triggers that video caused.
In addition to Wiig’s funny Sia performance, Pharrell Williams drew Grammys buzz for thanking the Lord, giving Taylor Swift the side eye, and displaying the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture, as reported by the Inquisitr.
[Image via Wiig as “Chandelier” Grammys 2015 YouTube video]