Sia and Maddie Ziegler are at it again. Following the success of the Australian songstress’ 2014 hit music video “Chandelier,” Sia released a second music video starring the 12-year-old “Dance Moms” prodigy Wednesday. The “Elastic Heart” video also stars another big name, “Transformers" actor Shia LaBeouf.
While Maddie’s first Sia video had her dancing solo in what appeared to be an abandoned apartment, in “Elastic Heart" she has a partner in LaBeouf, 28. As in “Chandelier” — which currently has 432 million views and counting on the SiaVEVO YouTube channel — Maddie dons the tan bodysuit and platinum blonde wig. LaBefouf has a similar outfit, sporting only a pair of dirtied, tan shorts.
In the music video, the two spar with one another while trapped in an oversized cage. In the beginning, Maddie appears to beat up the actor while he attempts to avoid her, at one point even climbing to the top of the cage to find peace. When Maddie’s character feigns sleep, he jumps down, only to be “bitten” by her. They continue to battle but appear to be on better terms at the end, when Maddie escapes the cage and attempts to have LaBeouf’s somber character do the same.
Prior to the highly anticipated video’s release, Sia shared a teaser of the five-minute piece on YouTube Tuesday. Maddie’s “Dance Moms” coach, Abby Lee Miller, also touted the video ahead of its debut. “I’m so freakin’ excited, I can’t wait till you all see this! Proud that my student @maddieziegler is doing amazing work with brilliant people,” Miller posted to Instagram.
Following the premiere of the music video, Maddie is scheduled to perform alongside Sia during her appearance on “Saturday Night Live” Jan. 17. She has previously performed with Sia on several national shows, including “Dancing with the Stars" and “Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Maddie’s performance in the initial Sia video has been spoofed on multiple occasions. Most recently, Jim Carrey took on the young dancer's character — and her skin-tight bodysuit — during his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” in October in the skit “Halloween Party."
Maddie last spoke out about potentially collaborating with Sia for another project in the Lifetime special “Dance Moms: Girl 2” Tuesday. "I'm definitely going to be doing some appearances and performances with Sia, but I can't say anything more than that," she told host Coco Jones when asked about her plans to do more videos with the singer. "I'm sorry! I really want to. I want to let it out, but I can't."
Maddie is currently starring on Season 5 of “Dance Moms" with her sister, singer and dancer Mackenzie Ziegler, 10, and her mother, Melissa Gisoni. She has been a regular on the reality program since 2011.