We're pretty sure our highlight of middle school was leaving middle school, but that wasn't so for this pre-teen lady!
When Grammy winner Lorde was 12 years old she was already astonishing her peers with her musical skills, and we totally have proof!
There's a video of the youngin' performing with her band Extreme in her middle school's Battle of the Bands back in 2009, and the New Zealand native's performance brings the crowd to their feet!
It's clear that even back then she was well on her way to stardom!!! In fact - her 12-year-old self matches up pretty well with her 17-year-old self.
The most unbelievable part about this performance? Their set only placed third overall.
How you like her NOW, middle school judges?!
Check out this crazy young slash great performance… AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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