Aww, Sia totally blew us away with her performance on ‘Good Morning America’ on July 22. But the shy star revealed that she broke down moments before because of stage fright! Check out what she said here!
Sia may be a chart-topping, international singer, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t get nervous before performing in front of thousands of people. And performing on the GMA stage as part of its 2016 Summer Concert series definitely brought on the nerves. “I do not love performing,” the “Cheap Thrills” singer confessed. “I get really scared.”
Sia also revealed that the pressure got to her so much, that she had a mini break down backstage before hitting the stage. “I just cried in the dressing room,” she said. “I’m really croaky and I was like ‘I’m not going to hit the high note and I want everyone to like me.’ It’s scary to perform!”
OMG, we couldn’t imagine having to perform in front of that many people on the regular! Although her nerves make her pretty tense at times, she says that she continues to do it regardless of her feelings because “because I want to make you happy,” she said pointing the crowd of people in New York City’s Central Park. Aww, so sweet!
Stage fright is no surprise to faithful Sia fans though. The singer, who is commonly recognized for wearing a voluminous wig that covers most of her face, has always tried to preserve anonymity. She’s often said in interviews that she rather not be famous or judged for her appearance. “I don’t want to be famous, or recognizable,” she said Nightline in June 2014. “I don’t want to be critiqued about the way that I look on the internet. I’ve been writing pop songs for pop stars now for a couple of years and I’ve become friends with them and see what their life is like and that’s not something I want.”
But despite the nerves, Sia went on to give an epic show, running through hits like “Cheap Thrills,” “Chandelier,” and “Unstoppable.” The singer is gearing up for her North American Tour in support of her forthcoming album, This Is Acting. Night after night of live shows make be terrifying to the star, but we totally believe Sia will be able to knock it out of the park!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Sia’s GMA performance?