LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…The penultimate performer for the evening was Grace Martine Tandon p/k/a Daya. This 20 year old performer has been compared favorably to both Lorde and Katy Perry, and has a social media following the evidence the notion that she’s well on her way to achieving that kind of status.
I’ve always been intrigued with Daya because her stage name. It’s a subtle nod to her east Indian heritage as “daya” is the hindi word for “grace” which she has previously indicated was an homage to her Indian grandfather.
There was nothing subtle about her performance, however, as she pulled out the “big guns” to rock The Billy Ball. Sporting a short-cut coif, and sheer white ensemble, she performed two of her smash hits, title track from the debut album “Sit Still, Look Pretty” (a track that cracked Billboard’s Hot 100) and the Grammy Award wining Chainsmoker’s produced “Don’t Let Me Down”. A short performance, yes; but a memorable one nonetheless…”