The avant-garde performer recently released a music video for “Alive” ahead of her album release in January. The video highlights 9-year-old Mahiro Takano donning a black-and-white wig. This look was replicated for the SNL performance, which featured a backup choir and an adult dancer channeling Takano’s costume.
The dancer returned for “Bird Set Free.” For that performance, Sia traded in her blue color palette for black as she moved the audience with her powerful pipes and hid her eyes underneath the bangs of her wig.
Sia’s latest album, This is Acting, will drop on Jan. 29.