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Social media abuzz over Lorde's Kanye cover

Published: 9:54AM Monday September 09, 2013 Source: ONE News

Kiwi singing sensation Lorde has earned high praise yet again, this time for her cover of a Kanye West hit.

The 16-year-old covered Kanye's Hold My Liquor at her free iHeart Radio concert on the weekend.

Around 5000 people watched Lorde perform the song, minus some of the more explicit lyrics, at Auckland's Vector Arena.

iHeartLorde is trending on Twitter today, and many are raving about her performance, saying it was "great", "so awesome", and "amazing".

Twitter user Lew said Lorde must have "guts" to cover Kanye.

Henry Thompson tweeted: "Can we all just step back a moment and bask in the gloriousness of @lordemusic covering "hold my liquor" by @kanyewest #iHeartLorde #perfect."

Another user tweeted: "Flawless @lordemusic did an amazing cover of Kanye's "hold my liquor" last night in NZ. Gurl got swag."

Twitter user Patrick said Lorde "killed it" and was "so fierce".

And Nick Lockhart posted: "Lorde was incredible. Lost it when she covered Kanye."

The response comes after US popstar Selena Gomez performed a version of Lorde's track Royals in Amsterdam last week, as part of her Stars Dance World Tour.

Meanwhile, Lorde (Ella Yelich-O'Connor) is making a steady climb up the US Billboard Hot 100.

Stepping over the likes of Lana Del Rey, her debut song Royals is now sitting in the number eight spot on the chart.

Last month, Lorde also became the first lead solo female to hit Number 1 on Billboard's Alternative airplay chart in more than 17 years.