Sia, hidden behind a black-and-white wig and massive magenta bow at the side of the stage, sang the track as a quintet of dancers spun around center stage, juxtaposing its action with Sia’s “The Greatest” video that was projected on a screen in the background. Unfortunately, Kendrick Lamar did not reprise his guest turn with the singer onstage.
Following “The Greatest” performance and a quick costume change into a black wig and giant white bow, Sia and her frequent visual muse Maddie Ziegler brought their breakout single “Chandelier” to the Apple stage.
— Natalie DiBlasio (@ndiblasio) September 7, 2016
Earlier in the event, Apple confirmed many of the rumors surrounding their much-anticipated device, including the elimination of the traditional analog headphone jack, improved battery life and camera, water resistance and stereo speakers. The event kicked off with a video of Apple CEO Tim Cook hitching a “Carpool Karaoke” ride with James Corden and Pharrell Williams.