Why Lorde Didn't Sing During Her 2017 VMAs Performance

And not just any dancing, a very Lorde-esque interpretive dance routine that ended with her collapsing onto the ground.

After the performance the singer was awarded the 2017 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard trophy given to her by friend Ellen Degeneres.

Instead of singing live, as is customary at awards shows, she opted to dance around to the track while her backing song played, and did so with the kind of jubilance that is an utter joy to watch.

The "Greenlight" singer took to the 2017 MTV VMAs stage to perform "Homemade Dynamite", but not quite how her fans expected.

Pink on the other hand had everyone in awe as she belted our a stream of her iconic songs.

The Framlingham singer beat Kendrick Lamar to win "artist of the year" at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

She also kept a smile on her face throughout the entire dance (the last time you were this happy it was because the Starbucks barista you have a crush on spelled your name right).

After the performance, Lorde took to Twitter to explain why she couldn't sing.

Poor Lorde! But, if you saw her performance, you know she powered through.

It was later revealed that the singer turned up to the event with a awful flu, and it was so bad she needed an IV drip before the show.

Today's MTV VMAs are being held in Inglewood and are hosted by Katy Perry.


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