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Billie Eilish performs a chilling rendition of The Beatles’ “Yesterday” at Oscars’ in memoriam


ABC/CRAIG SJODINBillie Eilish and her brother FINNEAS performed a haunting rendition the Beatles’ “Yesterday” for the in memoriam segment during Sunday’s Oscars, which honored those in the film industry who died over the last year.  

Finneas played the piano as Eilish softly sang the emotional ballad.

Eilish could very well be winning the Oscar for Best Original Song next year, as the 18-year-old has been tapped to co-write and sing the theme song to the upcoming new James Bond film, No Time to Die.  The Bond film hits theaters April 10, so there’s a chance Billie’s performance will be the debut of the movie’s theme.

The first person honored in the segment was NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died with eight others in a helicopter crash on January 26.  The audience cheered and clapped as his name and face flashed across the screen.

Bryant won an Oscar in 2018 for his animated short Dear Basketball.

Among the dozens of people remembered were actress Doris Day, who died in May at the age of 97; actor John Witherspoon, who died in October at age 77; and actor Kirk Douglas, who died last week at the age of 103.

However, there was buzz on social media for two noteable names missing from the segment, Luke Perry whose final role was in the Oscar nominated Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and Cameron Boyce, who is known for his work on Disney’s Descendents

Perry passed away in March after suffering a stroke while Boyce died last summer after suffering a stroke in his sleep.  

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