Billie Eilish And FINNEAS Perform “What Was I Made For” At The Oscars 2024

After clinching the Best Original Song award with “What Was I Made For?” Billie Eilish graced the stage at the 2024 Oscars alongside her brother FINNEAS for a heartfelt rendition of their summer sensation. Initially released as a single for a Barbie movie in July 2022, Billie’s soulful ballad gained unstoppable momentum, solidifying her status as the youngest two-time Oscar winner.

The duo’s performance was nothing short of iconic. Against a backdrop of Barbie pink, with just a piano and microphone, Billie (22) and multi-talented brother FINNEAS (26) captivated the audience with their music. The minimalist stage design mirrored the ethereal beauty of their song, while a string orchestra added a cinematic touch to their deliberately understated sound.

Eilish’s outfit defied convention, opting for a sleek black tweed suit that emphasized her voice over any flashy attire. With the official music video amassing over 125 million views on YouTube, “What Was I Made For?” resonated deeply with fans, blending Billie’s haunting vocals with an existential message. Critics labeled her vocal style as whispering, but fans saw it as a testament to her control and artistry, challenging conventional beauty standards associated with Barbie.

Back in 2019, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS disrupted the pop music scene with her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Featuring the viral hit “Bad Guy,” the album showcased their unique brand of DIY bedroom pop—a blend of quirkiness, darkness, and addictive sweetness, accentuated by Eilish’s distinctive vocals.

FINNEAS O’Connell, aside from being Billie Eilish’s brother and musical partner, is a seasoned singer-songwriter, producer, and actor in his own right. Collaborating with a slew of artists, including Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Halsey, FINNEAS has amassed over 10 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy for Non-Classical Producer of the Year.

Since its release, “What Was I Made For?” has racked up an impressive array of accolades, including two Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe. At the 2024 Oscars, Billie’s chart-topping single edged out Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” from the same Barbie soundtrack to claim the Best Original Song trophy.

With their Oscars performance amassing over 6.1 million views, the momentum shows no signs of slowing down. Don’t miss out on experiencing their mesmerizing performance above!

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