Lorde Age 12 In Battle Of The Bands

Lorde, aka Ella Yelich-O’Connor at age 12, with her Belmont Intermediate School band ‘Extreme’ competing in the covers category of the Intermediate Schools Battle of the Bands Finals 2009. Ella and the band are interviewed briefly at 7:58. They placed 3rd in the competition.

  • anonymous

    pretentious and annoying from 12. but she looked normal back then. guess gothness is her teen style

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    I’m seriously not trying to be rude but maybe she has a disease or something? She looks 17 instead of 12 here and now at 17 she doesn’t look it. When I first heard of Lorde and I saw her I thought she was in her late 20’s early 30’s I couldn’t believe it when she said she was 17.

    • threelittlebirds

      I think it’s just genes. Kinda like how someone could look young for their age. I get that a lot. People think I look 20 or 21 and I’m 24. It’s nice tho, rather look younger than older.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    And I just noticed she’s smiling!

  • live.love.learn.

    She had better stage presence back then than she has now. Still a bit awkward, but at least I wasn’t cringing whilst watching it.

  • boystan

    didn’t she get signed at 14

  • boystan

    get it girl