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Lorde takes on rock classics as a middle schooler in home video

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Lorde takes on rock classics as a middle schooler in home video

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Feb 4, 2014

Further debunking Internet buzzing that Lorde lies about her age, a home video of the then-12-year-old Lorde has surfaced online from her Belmont Intermediate School "Battle of the Bands Finals" in 2009.

New Zealand bred Lorde (Ella Yelick-O'Connor) fronts her middle school band, "Extreme," covering a classic rock mash-up. 

As seen in the video, 12-year-old Lorde is still stuck in an awkward phase, however, she's much more lively as a performer than the now subdued 17-year-old Grammy winner we've since become familiar with onstage. 

"Extreme" placed third in the school competition. The band is interviewed just shy of the eight minute mark.

Watch the raw video above.

 

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.