Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Ain’t That Royal When De-Autotuned

Zohaib Ahmed

Lorde delivered a mesmerizing performance of her smash hit single “Royals” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but if you take the music out of it and de-autotune it, it turns into the hilarious thing that can be found in the video above.

The Kiwi teen is definitely talented, but we’re sorry to say that without the miracles that auto-tune performs, she’d sound horrible.

Thirty seconds into the video clip you will understand that it’s not exactly what the YouTube video’s misleading title suggests, but the uploader’s facetious spin makes it interesting.

Watch out for a few squawks, squeaks and farts that the 17-year-old lets out when trying to hit the high notes.