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We didn’t think we could be more impressed by Dance Moms’ Maddie Ziegler after her breathtaking performance in Sia’s newest video for “Chandelier.” But then, this week, she went and graced the live stage on Ellen and blew us away all over again!

The pint-sized member of the Abby Lee Miller Dance Company stopped by Ellen Degeneres’s daytime show on May 19 to join Australian singer-songwriter Sia — she’s penned songs for stars like Rihanna, and had her own hits like “Titanium” with David Guetta. In a unique move, Sia performed with her back facing the audience, leaving all of the focus on Maddie and her astounding dancing.

The entire setting from the single-take video (seriously!) was recreated on the Ellen stage. Needless to say, the combination of the 11 year old’s emotional expression and technique, along with Sia’s gripping vocals, was a sight (and sound) to behold. For anyone doubting that Maddie, as a reality star, couldn’t translate into another format, they were proven so, so wrong here.

We have to second Ellen when she enthusiastically yells “unbelievable!” at the end of the video!

What do you think of the performance? Tell us in the comments below.

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