Lorde Performs 'Yellow Flicker Beat' at 2014 AMAs: Was it Weird or Wonderful?

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Surprise, surprise: Lorde‘s appearance at the 2014 American Music Awards was… kind of out there.

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And I mean that in the best way, of course. The 18-year-old New Zealand native began her performance of “Yellow Flicker Beat” trapped in a mini prison, raging against the four walls until she finally escaped. At that point, she was clearly feeling good… and it wasn’t even a Wednesday!

As Elizabeth Banks noted, this is the first time American audiences have seen Lorde perform this track — the theme song for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 — but the question is: Are you hoping for a repeat?

For what it’s worth, Taylor Swift is clearly ready for more:

Grade Lorde’s performance below, then drop a comment with your full review.

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  1. Netty says:

    Lorde is amazing

  2. Dusty says:

    Since when did America become tone-deaf?

  3. Moment says:

    I can’t take Lorde seriously after South Park.