17 year old Lorde has become an indie pop sensation lately thanks to her massive hit “Royals.” Now video of the New Zealand songstress performing at an even younger age has surfaced online, including one of her singing Rainbow’s “Man On A Silver Mountain”
The performance reportedly took place at a “Battle of the Bands” competition her band (named “Extreme”) played at back in 2009. There are two singers onstage, but the 12 year old in the leather jacket is Lorde (real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor). While we wouldn’t say she hits Ronnie James Dio’s notes perfectly, she certainly does a fine job singing the Rainbow classic (especially for a 12 year old).
Watch footage of a young Lorde singing “Man On A Silver Mountain” above.
[by way of Consequence Of Sound]