Subscriber 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts. "It's pretty disorienting, [but] it's not scary, ever," Eilish said while describing her performance. Credit: Matt Cowan, Credit: The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels. Like what you see here? this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. A behind-the-scenes video revealed that the stunt was actually pretty simple. NBC. The pop star sang her hit “Bad Guy,” on what at first appeared to be a very small set that made the petite star look bigger. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Looking for smart ways to get more from life? You … Earlier this year, “Bad Guy” unseated the seemingly unstoppable, record-breaking “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X for the No. Eilish, who is 17, is the youngest singer to lead the chart since Lorde did it in 2013 with “Royals” at the age of 16. "It's been only fun. Saturday Night Live recap: RuPaul makes hosting debut and it's no drag, 'Saturday Night Live' recap: Halsey shines musically while sketches fail. The 17-year-old singer revealed in the behind-the-scenes video that she originally conceptualized her performance with a tissue box on her living room floor, and was inspired by a scene from a Fred Astaire movie, 1951's "Royal Wedding.". Offers may be subject to change without notice. Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Even though the trick required lots of rehearsal time to pull off, the singer said she wasn't nervous, despite having two sprained ankles. At set points in the song, the "stage" (which was really more of a large room) would rotate, but the camera's perspective would stay the same. Things got trippy on Saturday Night Live‘s season 45 premiere. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories, Billie Eilish says she may want to show her body and 'look desirable' in a music video after she turns 18, A guy called Billie Eilish 'thick,' and outraged fans are calling him out for sexually objectifying the singer, Billie Eilish says she 'did not consent' to being depicted as a bald and topless robot for the cover of Nylon Germany magazine, Billie Eilish is grateful she became famous at such a young age, because there's no dirt to dig up on her. "Pretty much everyone I know was excited about it," Eilish said of her stunt. The SNL gig comes on the heels of Eilish announcing her arena world tour, Where Do We Go?, which kicks off in 2020. since. ". 10 funny mockumentaries to remind us about the absurdity of life, Family-friendly Halloween films for boos big and small, “Bad Guy” unseated the seemingly unstoppable, record-breaking “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. She proceeded to walk on the ceiling, and that coupled with some flashing lights, certainly gave the performance an out-of-this-world vibe. Check out the SNL performance in the video below. Watch Billie Eilish's gravity-defying Saturday Night Live performance By Lauren Huff September 29, 2019 at 12:44 AM EDT A behind-the-scenes video revealed that the stunt was actually pretty simple. by Ryan Schocket. Let Us Explain. Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. Spoiler: It's an illusion. True to form, Billie Eilish kept things interesting during her first performance as musical guest. Billie Eilish performed her new single ‘Therefore I Am’ live for the first time at the American Music Awards 2020 tonight (November 22). This meant that Eilish, throughout her performance, appeared as if she were walking on the walls and ceiling of the stage. On Saturday, singer Billie Eilish performed her hit single "Bad Guy" on NBC's " Saturday Night Live," and her performance included gravity-defying visuals that left many fans wondering how she pulled it off. Subscribe to our daily newsletter to get more of it. Things took a turn, literally, when Eilish started walking around the room, which was rotating, making it look like the singer was walking on walls. Account active © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. BuzzFeed Staff. The "SNL" crew built a rotating replica of the show's stage, and attached a camera to the front. Confused As To How Billie Eilish Pulled Off That "Saturday Night Live" Performance?