Lorde wins at Grammys: gives 'witchy, twitchy' performance
Singer Lorde has won Best Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Royals" at the US recorded music industry's awards but missed on her other two nominations, Best Pop Vocal Album and Record of the Year.
Best Pop Vocal Album went to Bruno Mars for "Unorthodox Jukebox." As Ella Yelich O'Connor, Lorde shared the song-writing award with Joel Little. Record of the Year went to Daft Punk with Get Lucky.
In the second live performance of the telecast, Lorde gave a pared-down performance of her 2013 hit “Royals.”
The Wall Street Journal reports within seconds, social media was abuzz with fashion reactions: "her fingers looked like they’d been dipped in black wax, her typically curly hair was teased into a thick auburn blanket, and some likened her black and white outfit to a catering ensemble," the Journal's bloogers write.
"Even though 'Royals' is hard to resist, her witchy, twitchy stage presence seems to confuse folks who lust for a more conventional pop performance. But there’s plenty of confidence in her weirdness — a reminder that not every teenage girl yearns to be like Taylor Swift.
"The real puzzler here: Why did she perform right after Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won best new artist, a category she (mysteriously) wasn’t nominated for?"
Lorde has four nominations: Song of the Year ("Royals"), Best Pop Vocal Album ("Pure Heroine"), Best Pop Solo Performance ("Royals") and Best Record of the Year ("Royals").
Others to perform live have included Taylor Swift, Pink and Nate Ruess (of Fun), Robin Thicke and Chicago, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr,