Grammy Award-winning pop phenom Billie Eilish performed a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ during the ‘In Memoriam’ segment of the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Sunday evening.
Joined by her brother and musical collaborator Finneas, the singer delivered a beautiful acoustic performance of the iconic Beatles song.
The 18-year-old singer has previously announced on her Instagram Story that she would be performing during the ‘In Memoriam’ segment of the annual awards show.
“Honoured to be performing during the In Memoriam segment for the Oscars tonight covering a song I’ve always loved. watch with us,” the singer wrote on her Story.
Prior to her performance, Eilish spent most of the show wincing like an embarrassed teenager, launching a thousand priceless memes.
Walking the red carpet, the ‘Bad Guy’ singer switched things up, instead of her usual Gucci attire, she wore an oversized white Chanel suit before changing into all black for her performance.
Just last month, Eilish made Grammy history by becoming the youngest artist ever to win all four major categories at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, including album of the year for her chart-topping debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.
The singer-songwriter has been very vocal about her love of the Fab Four throughout her career and even performed ‘I Will’ on ukulele during her appearance on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.
“I think if you listen to my music and what I create and what me and my brother create together, there’s so much Beatles inspiration in there if you really listen for it,” Eilish told MTV Push last April.
“Just cause their lyrics and their harmonies are unbelievable, they’re so nice to your ear, they just feel good to listen to.”
The LA-based singer also debuted Stella McCartney’s ‘All Together Now’ collection last year, that was inspired by psychedelic aesthetic of the The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine film. “I know that Billie is a huge, huge Beatles fan,” McCartney told I-D in an interview last year.
“The second time I met her she spoke of that real admiration for their songwriting, and I sense that when I listen to her work, and her brother’s writing. They have similar starting points [when it comes to] telling a story through the melody of music. There’s obviously a modernity to Billie’s work, but I think that there’s a lot of beauty in the arrangements of her music, the harmonising and the structure, that’s heavily influenced by The Beatles’s writing and work. [She has] a strong message of identity and staying true to yourself, never compromising. That’s something The Beatles did too.”