Lorde performed two songs on SNL — her newies ‘Liability’ and ‘Green Light’ — but it was the latter which caught the attention of the internet the most.
Lorde takes that whole "dance like no one's watching" thing VERY seriously. pic.twitter.com/OohiuFgxIp
— shauna (@goldengateblond) March 12, 2017
Of course, some have struggled to come to terms with the dance moves on display…
my mom said Lorde's dancing on SNL looked like Elaine's from Seinfeld.
she was right pic.twitter.com/4Z9RAWwbMe
— MiKayla J. (@awkwardblab) March 12, 2017
Lorde dancing is like that over excited middle aged lady in your cardio sculpt class
— Hate U Dont Leave Me (@cccablecompany) March 12, 2017
Lorde's moves are worrisome. #SNL
— Raquel Cepeda (@RaquelCepeda) March 12, 2017
— Christine (@MusicIsMyL0ver) March 12, 2017
While the performance definitely has its fair share of detractors, there are also a bunch of fans who thoroughly enjoyed Lorde’s daggy dancing:
Lorde dances like Elaine but in a good way and is too young to know what that means. #SNL
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) March 12, 2017
So glad Lorde has made dancing like that acceptable.
— John Jannuzzi (@johnjannuzzi) March 12, 2017
I live for Lorde's dancing. She's not choreographed + she's not over-calculated. She's just feeling the music and moving fluidly. #SNL 💚
— Lorde News (@LordeNews) March 12, 2017
‘Green Light’ and ‘Liability’ will both appear on Lorde’s upcoming second album Melodrama, which is set for release on 16th June, and Australian fans will have a chance to see her dance moves in action “sooner than people think”.
Watch her performance of ‘Green Light’ on SNL, below.