Belieber Eil­ish re­caps starstruck en­counter

Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS -

On Thurs­day’s in­stall­ment of “Car­pool Karaoke,” singer-song­writer Bil­lie Eil­ish re­capped an ul­ti­mate fan mo­ment: Meet­ing pop star Justin Bieber at last April’s Coachella Val­ley Mu­sic and Arts Fes­ti­val — and how she had no chill.

“For all Coachella week­end, I was like, ‘Don’t sur­prise me with Justin Bieber. I can’t take it. I can’t have to do this show and Justin Bieber’s go­ing to be there,’ ” she told “Late Late Show” host James Cor­den as she ac­com­pa­nied him for the car­pool bit.

The “Bad Guy” singer said the pop sum­mit oc­curred un­ex­pect­edly while she was watch­ing Ari­ana Grande per­form. It left her com­pletely starstruck.

“I saw (him). I know his body lan­guage. I know how he stands. I know where he wears his pants,” she ex­plained. “So I look over and he just stood there. Like five feet away from me. Per­fectly still. And he had the face mask, so all I could see were his eyes.”

“And you lost your brain,” Cor­den in­ter­jected. “And he lost my brain,” she said.

From there, Eil­ish and the mu­sic-lov­ing Cor­den segued into the Biebs’ ca­reer-mak­ing hit “Baby,” with Eil­ish rap­ping the lyrics from Lu­dacris’ verse.

The 18-year-old also sang a slew of her own tunes, in­clud­ing “Bad Guy,” “All the Good Girls Go to Hell,” “Ocean Eyes” and “When the Party’s Over.” She also per­formed a ukulele ver­sion of the Bea­tles’ “I Will” and a few soul­ful dit­ties she wrote with a friend when she was 7 years old.

The LA-bred artist took Cor­den on a tour of her High­land Park home, where he met her mom and spent time in the room where she and brother Fin­neas O’Con­nell cre­ated the Grammy-nom­i­nated al­bum “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” (She still lives there with her par­ents, by the way.)


Bil­lie Eil­ish sang Justin Bieber’s “Baby” dur­ing Thurs­day’s “Car­pool Karaoke” on “The Late Late Show.”

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