Maddie Ziegler + Sia Performed “Alive” On ‘Ellen’

straight-up magic

When Sia's Maddie Ziegler-fronted music video trilogy ended in April, it seemed as though the internet let out a collective sigh—one filled with sadness and heartbreak, but also joy because Ziegler is a ball of light and the video for "Big Girls Cry" was pretty damn good. Then came the news that Sia cast Ziegler as the star of Sister, her upcoming feature film. There will be more magic, we told ourselves over and over again. Then, today, out of nowhere, Sia appeared on Ellen like the nymph-like goddess that she is. And with her was Ziegler, who danced and danced and danced some more, as Sia sang her song "Alive" and hid behind a maxi dress in an otherwise empty room. It was beautiful. It was everything we could have hoped for.