Lorde the younger mingles with rock royalty

Last updated 12:58 01/12/2013
HOT KISS: Lorde's younger brother Angelo Yelich-O'Connor receives a kiss from Taylor Swift.

Relevant offers


Spiegel bridges the blues' past to present Donald Trump's 'nasty woman' insult to Hillary Clinton boosts old Janet Jackson hit Bic Runga: Grateful for where she is at Bruce Springsteen talks depression, family and new memoir The Nobel prize needs Bob Dylan more than he needs it PumpHouse theatre hosts traditional Chinese music concert to raise money for Alzheimer's Auckland Christchurch woman overcomes homelessness to sing her song Eminem working on new album, drops political track Campaign Speech Justin Bieber asks screaming concertgoers to 'relax for like two seconds' Azealia Banks speaks about her stoush with Russell Crowe

It's a schoolboy dream - a big kiss on the cheek from one of the hottest females in the music business, Taylor Swift.

But it was reality for Vauxhall Primary schoolboy Angelo Yelich-O'Connor of Auckland.

Other than his achievements in the North Harbour Junior Cricket competition, where he plays wicketkeeper and occasionally top-scores for his club team, Angelo's other claim to fame is that chart-topping Lorde is his big sister.

Kiwi and global pop sensation Lorde put in an appearance at Swift's Auckland concert on Friday: the two having recently buried the hatchet of a short feud. They gave each other a hug and kiss on the cheek before Swift returned to perform on-stage.

Backstage Angelo got into the action and in what appears to be a selfie Swift is planting a smooch. He looks rather happy with himself.

Angelo has had a brief burst of fame before. The Australian music website FasterLouder interviewed Lorde at a recent dinner time at the family home.

As well as Lorde, also present was her 14-year-old sister India who, the article said, had a "way of commanding your attention even among a group more than adept on that front".

India could be mistaken for the family celebrity, the article says.

"Angelo, the youngest, just tries to keep up - he knows that to get attention from his parents or sisters in this situation he needs to compete on volume and pace. He holds his own."

Ad Feedback

- Sunday Star Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content