Billie Eilish was the latest guest on stage at Saturday Night Live, where she sang two songs. On the one hand, ‘What Was I Made For?’, the ballad featured on the soundtrack of ‘Barbie’, and which has just received a nomination at the Golden Globes. The Oscar nomination is assured, on the other hand : On January 24, the nominations will be announced.
Returning to SNL, Billie performs ‘What Was I Made For?’ with all the care of the original recording and, accompanied by her brother Finneas on piano and a string orchestra, she gives an unbeatable performance.
On the other hand, Billie recovers one of the most popular Christmas songs from the classic American songbook, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. Billie sings the melody referring to one of her greatest influences, Peggy Lee, and, in the process, she continues to delve into her jazz side, which has always been present. ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ is a song that has been covered by countless artists, from Frank Sinatra to Whitney Houston to Christina Aguilera, who, like Billie, by the way, has a birthday today.
As usual, Billie has participated in a couple of comedy gags on Saturday Night Live, accompanied by the host, actress Kate McKinnon. Kate introduced Billie on stage the first time and, on the second, she did so accompanied by Greta Gerwig.
Finally, Billie has confirmed that she is about to put an end to recording her third album. The release of this work sometime in 2024 seems guaranteed. ‘Happier than Ever’, her second studio album, was released in the summer of 2021.