Lorde, queen of queens, has covered a Whitney Houston classic while wearing a rainbow flag at the first of two Sydney Opera House shows, where she also dropped a surprise cover of a track by Aussie rockers Hunters & Collectors.
Less than a week after Australia voted in favour of marriage equality, the 21-year-old New Zealander paused her Sydney show on Tuesday night to congratulate her fans.
“Congratulations on that same-sex marriage vote,” Lorde said, before grabbing a rainbow flag from the crowd.
“I’m really proud of you,” she added, before singing the chorus from Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’, with help from the crowd.
Elsewhere in her set, Lorde performed a cover of Hunters & Collectors’ 1984 single ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’. Watch crowd-shot footage of both covers, below.
Lorde plays another show at the Sydney Opera House tonight, Wednesday, 22nd November. Her 2017 Australian tour continues with shows in Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as an appearance at Canberra’s Spilt Milk festival.
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MY FAVOURITE MOMENT FROM THE WHOLE TOUR AND MY FAVOURITE VIDEO!!! LOVE IS LOVE 💜💛❤💙💚💜💛❤💙💚💜💛❤💙💚💜💛❤💙💚💜💛❤💙💚💜❤ LET'S ALL DANCE WITH SOMEBODY AND FEEL THE HEAT WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES US 💘 thanks to @axceleduardo for capturing this moment ✨ #lorde #australia #sydney #melodramaworldtour
A pleasant surprise, Lorde last night sang the cover – Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunters & Collectors Cover) at Sydney Austalia.
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— Lorde WorldWideNet (@Lorde_WWN) November 21, 2017