We can’t get enough of Billie Eilish, everybody. The pop star performed The Beatles’ classic hit “Yesterday” at the 2020 Academy Awards on February 9 — and needless to say, she blew the entire room away with her stirring rendition of the song.
The “Bad Guy” singer’s brother, Finneas, played piano as she gave viewers and audience members her haunting take of the song in her signature style. While she sang, the In Memoriam played in the background, honoring those we’ve recently lost in the entertainment industry.
It’s great to see the brunette beauty in the midst of another monumental awards show. In fact, the 18-year-old took home not one, but four Grammy awards at this year’s ceremony: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Though it might seem like the starlet has a ton of clout from being at the top of her game, she still battles the same insecurities she’s had for years.
In an emotional interview, the prodigal performer spoke about her time working with a competitive dance company at age 12. “That was probably when I was the most insecure,” Billie told Rolling Stone back in July 2019. “I wasn’t as confident. I couldn’t speak and just be normal. When I think about it or see pictures of me then, I was so not OK with who I was.”
The experience caused her to come to terms with the way she viewed herself. “At dance, you wear really tiny clothes. And I’ve never felt comfortable in really tiny clothes,” she explained to the outlet. “I was always worried about my appearance. That was the peak of my body dysmorphia. I couldn’t look in the mirror at all.”
That being said, Billie did admit that she might be compelled to switch up the covered-up style she’s become known for down the line. “I’m gonna be a woman. I wanna show my body,” she dished to Elle for their Women In Music cover story in September 2019. “What if I wanna make a video where I wanna look desirable? Not a porno! But I know it would be a huge thing,” she also noted about the double standard for women. “I know people will say, ‘I’ve lost all respect for her.’”
After that performance? We’re pretty sure that’s impossible. Kill it, Billie!