By Nolan Feeney
August 25, 2014

Taylor Swift got in touch with her inner showgirl at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards when she performed new single “Shake It Off” for the first time, while dressed in a sparkly two-piece.

The country-singer-turned-bona-fide-pop-diva was introduced by her BFF Lorde, who says the two have a fair amount in common despite the fact that, at this point, T-Swift is basically cheer captain and Lorde’s in the bleachers.

View the full performance here.

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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