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Maddie Ziegler In Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ Video Receives 8 Million Views And Counting; ‘Dance Moms’ Reality Star Gets Rave Reviews On Twitter [WATCH]

By Chill | May 16, 2014 01:40 PM EDT


Maddie Ziegler in Sia's "Chandelier" video already received 8.1 million hits and counting. "Dance Moms" reality star also earned rave reviews on Twitter.

Last week, Vevo released the music video for Sia's single "Chandelier" on YouTube and while the lyrics and melody for the single are powerful, viewers were mesmerized by the performance of the girl, Maddie Ziegler of "Dance Moms" fame, in the video.

The track was released back in March but only when the music video with Maddie Ziegler performing was released on YouTube that people caught on with "Chandelier," Kristie Rohwedder wrote for the

The music video of Sia's "Chandelier," where 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler in nude leotard dances and writhes around an abandoned apartment, received more than one million hits in just 24 hours, MailOnline reported.

It was directed by Sia with Daniel Askill lending his skills as a photographer and short film director.

"Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler's performance in Sia's "Chandelier" video was done in almost continuous shot.

"The dancing is remarkable but so is the sensation the girl gives of just barely being in control as her feelings begin to overwhelm her to where she is, literally, at times crawling up the walls," Melinda Newman wrote for "It's haunting and eerie and compelling."

Celebrities also took to Twitter to weigh in on "Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler's performance in Sia's "Chandelier" video.

TV host Ellen Degeneres tweeted: "Chandelier' is incredible."

Naya Rivera of "Glee" saw the video and was blown away by Maddie Ziegler. "Ok my jaw is completely dropped at how good this @Sia "chandelier" video is," she tweeted. That girl Maddie is beyond talented. Best video ever."

Sia has more than 12 million hit track sales and worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Flo Rida, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Lea Michelle.

She also co-wrote "Titanium" with David Guetta and "Wild Ones" with Florida.

"Chandelier" is one of the tracks in her newest studio album "1000 Forms of Fear," MailOnline added.

Here's a look at the video:

Tagged :  Dance Moms, SIA, Chandelier, music video, Maddie Ziegler, world news


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