Did anybody see Maddie Ziegler’s mega breakout moment coming? Sure, the Dance Moms ingenue is super-talented and one of Abby Lee Miller’s favorites. However, there’s no way anyone could have known she’d help Sia bring the video for her hit song “Chandelier” to nearly 16 million views (and counting!) with her moving dance performance.
So what does an 11-year-old do after appearing in the video for one of the summer’s biggest hits? We’re not sure what’s up next for Maddie, but her time on the Lifetime show may come to an end eventually.
The elder Ziegler daughter stopped by Australia’s version of the Today Show recently, where they probed her about her reality TV future.
"The TV show started when I was 8 years old, and everyone was really young and we've been doing it for a few seasons now and I've gotten a hang of it," Maddie admitted. "I'm used to having all of the cameras around. I've gotten so many more opportunities from this and just because of it everyone now knows me on the streets and is stopping me to ask me for a picture or an autograph."
In other words, she may not be leaving just yet, but she does seem pretty comfortable with the show. So much so, in fact, that she may have outgrown it? One thing that has elevated Maddie’s dance repertoire is the “out of the box” choreography they had her do for the video.
"It was completely different and it was a stretch for me,” Maddie detailed. “I'm used to doing other dances and this time around I didn't have to worry about having perfect feet or legs. I actually liked it that I looked crazy and weird in the video."
We liked it too, Maddie! And whatever you decide to do, we will be following her career. For now, we’ll just have to watch re-runs and await the announcement of a fifth season of Dance Moms. Oh, and rewatch “Chandelier” for the umpteenth time.
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Source: Australia’s Today Show