Rising pop star Billie Eilish made her American award show debut performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 24), after an introduction from her long-time musical hero Tyler, the Creator — who bemoaned “this 17-year-old girl who dressed like a quarterback” bumping his Igor album from No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Wearing an oversized t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “No music on a dead planet” and with her hair tied in two messy buns, Eilish performed latest When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? single “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” in front of the same inferno-like backdrop as the song’s video. At the performance’s end, Eilish was raised on an elevated platform, seemingly lifting towards the sky like in the end of a classic musical.
Eilish was nominated for six awards this at this year’s ceremonies, and has already won two of them — new artist of the year and favorite artist — alternative rock. She’s also still up for best music video (for “Bad Guy”), favorite social artist, favorite female artist – pop/rock and favorite album – pop/rock (for Asleep), losing the latter to Taylor Swift’s Lover.
Watch the fiery performance below.
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