Lorde lands an unexpected award nomination

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 10:53AM
Lorde starring in The Babysitter. Photo / YouTube
Lorde starring in The Babysitter. Photo / YouTube

Well, we didn’t see that coming!

Lorde has been nominated alongside ZM host Vaughan Smith and his family for best video at this year’s New Zealand Radio Awards.

The video, titled The Babysitter, features Lorde looking after Smith’s two young daughters Indie and August and made international headlines when it was released last year. More than a million people have watched the video on YouTube.

It all began when the Royals star commented on one of Vaughan’s Instagram posts saying “if you ever need a babysitter hit me up” and the rest, as they say, is history.

The Grammy-winning superstar is a little bit in love with the Smith family – especially youngest daughter August – opening up about her obsession during an interview in March last year. 

Speaking to ZM’s Fletch, Vaughan and Megan, the star veered off-topic from her new single Green Light to confess her strange obsession, even calling herself a stalker.

“Vaughan – I feel like everything’s changed since I started following you and your lovely wife on Instagram… I’m a stalker. Please call the authorities on me any time because I have this unhealthy obsession with your family and your children. They are the greatest little people of all time. They are truly wonderful. I doubt they even care about anything to do with me but tell them I said hi and I am their biggest fan.”

When Smith asked if Lorde was available for babysitting, the singer couldn’t hide her excitement.

Smith’s co-hosts questioned Lorde’s babysitting credentials but the singer was quick to sell herself.

“I have a lot of babysitting experience because I have younger siblings,” she explained. “I was a very fun babysitter... I was known to do baking with kids.”

Smith offered to pay the star $15 per hour, plus the promise of a fridge full of snacks.

“I want Squiggles,” said Lorde, revealing her love of the iconic Kiwi biscuit. “And I’m really into those Marmite bagel chips. I highly recommend them.”