The season eight Live Playoffs began on April 6 on ‘The Voice’ and the Top 20 contenders took the stage to fight for America’s votes and a coveted spot in the Top 12. Five-time Grammy nominee Sia kicked off the second night of playoffs on April 8 by singing her smash hit “Elastic Heart.” The song is widely known for being part of the 2013 “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” film soundtrack.
The soundtrack version features The Weeknd and was co-produced by Diplo and Greg Kurstin. Sia re-recorded a solo version of the song for her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear in 2014. Sia’s Grammy-nominated single “Chandelier” was the album’s lead single and earned multiple Grammy nominations for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video.
The “Elastic Heart” single was released in 2015 and was promoted by a controversial music video featuring actor Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler. The song received wide critical acclaim and peaked at No. 10 on the UK singles chart. However, the visuals of the video were heavily criticized as inappropriate due to the images of a nearly nude adult and child dancing together. Sia apologized to anyone who may have been upset by the video. Her intent was for the actors to represent two warring sides within herself.
The popular Australian singer has previously performed the song live on television on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Voice UK.” She previously served as an adviser on “The Voice” for Christina Aguilera and she has co-written songs for Aguilera’s sixth studio album Bionic and has also written for other giant artists including Beyonce’ and Rihanna. For her season eight “Voice” performance, her face was shrouded by one of her signature blonde wigs. She stood solo in the center of the stage, dressed in black with a black hat and her powerful voice belted out the somber ballad.
Sia’s seventh studio album, This is Acting.is already finished but there is no confirmed release date at this time. Sia will be appearing live at Wango Tango in Carson, California at StubHub on May 9. Keep up to date on Sia here.