With her vocal talent and maturity far beyond her years, it's hard for anyone to believe that Lorde is just 17 years old.
She was only 16 years old when her debut single "Royals" took over our playlists, but as it turns out, her voice has been ready for the big time since long before we ever heard her.
In this clip from when she was just 12 years old, Lorde's talent is something that would make the American Idol judges fall out of their chairs. And if she were on The Voice, she would have gotten a four-chair turn right after the opening line.
Check out the video above to hear Lorde's throwback vocal clip, where she covers Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody." Dare we say it's better than the original?
Original below - Lorde's version above. You decide!