Belieber Eilish recaps starstruck encounter
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.”