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Billie Eilish Performs Stunning Cover Of The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ At 2020 Oscars

Joined by her brother and musical collaborator Finneas, the singer delivered a beautiful acoustic performance of the iconic Beatles song.

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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.”

Listen to the best of Bille Eilish on Apple Music and Spotify.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Michael Roney

    February 11, 2020 at 1:11 am

    Her performance kind of sucked…really. It’s hard to ruin a great song like that, but she did it.

  2. Алла Колесник

    February 11, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Please stop kissing her ass! She is only a sick teenager,nothing more! Terribly overrated! The will be the day, when she wont get any Grammy for her shitty, boring “mausika”!!!

  3. ernie monreal

    February 11, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Wow, I have no idea who this girl is, I shut off “edgy” music for the lack of any permanence, it’s completely fake, and the laughter-all-the-way-to-the-bank thing. But I watched the Oscars for the first time in years just to see who’d get the best actor; that’s it. Somewhere she came on and I was so blown away at what sells today and especially at what constitutes accolades. I wouldn’t say it’s the worst imitation because there really was only one and there never was anything else since. It was recorded 55 years ago with the Beatles live in New York. Paul McCartney (who’s still alive, thank God!) comes out and performs his song solo with guitar. What is amazing is that it’s literally the ONLY time I’ve ever seen the yelling teen girls actually fall into complete and utter silence, completely transfixed by the fact everyone was experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime brilliance probably not seen since the time of Shakespeare. Just watch and compare and enjoy something that is truly genuine, timeless and inimitable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXTJBr9tt8Q

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