Back before she was a "royal," Lorde was just another middle school student in her native New Zealand. But even then she had some serious vocal skills, as well as her own band, Extreme.

In this clip from 2009, she performs a medley of classic rock tunes from back when she was still known as Ella Yelich-O'Connor during a battle of the bands held at her school, Belmont Intermediate. (In case you're wondering, they came in third.)

(In case you're wondering, they came in third.)

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