Oscars: Billie Eilish praised for stunning performance of Yesterday during In Memoriam segment

In Memorium section paid tribute to a number of Hollywood icons

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 10 February 2020 04:57

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas received a rapturous reception for their performance of The Beatles’ “Yesterday” during the “In Memoriam” section of the Oscars.

Eilish performed the stark rendition with Finneas accompanying on the piano as a slideshow of the Hollywood actors, producers and other film industry figures was shown.

Among those honoured was late NBA star Kobe Bryant, who was one of nine people killed in a helicopter crash earlier this month.

Eilish’s Oscars performance followed her success at the 2020 Grammy Awards, where she became the youngest-ever person to sweep the four major categories: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

Fans on social media praised the “Yesterday” cover as “beautiful”, “gorgeous” and “stunning”.

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