Billie Eilish Reveals She Used a Body Double During 2022 Coachella Performance

You might have been tricked momentarily if you saw Billie Eilish perform at Coachella 2022.

Eilish, a 20-year-old Grammy winner, said she utilized a “body double” for a portion of her Coachella performance. She disclosed this in an interview with Matt Wilkinson that was broadcast on Apple Music 1 on Tuesday ahead of her headline appearance at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival.

When the host questioned Eilish about wearing a disguise to see other musicians play at festivals when she wasn’t required on stage, she stated, “Yeah, but I was a different person then and it didn’t work! I’ve done it though, occasionally in different places, and it’s really nice when you’re able to do it.” 

What Else Did She Say?

The “NDA” performer then spilled the details about using a decoy during the festival. “The beginning of Coachella, I had a body double, one of my dancers for the show,” recalled Eilish. “I dressed her up in a show look that I had worn before. We got a black wig and we put buns in it and we gave her a mask and sunglasses and she wore my shoes and my socks.” 

“I put her up at the back of the stage and she stood there while the lights went on and everybody thought it was me,” she continued. “And nobody ever knew it wasn’t me, literally nobody knew. And while she’s up there, I put on a big black coat and a traffic vest and a hood and just glasses.”

The singer’s face isn’t visible until about two minutes into the set, when her 2019 single “Bury a Friend” starts playing. Recordings from the performance show an Eilish-looking person standing at the back of the stage during the beginning sequence showcasing elements of “Oxytocin” and “Happier Than Ever.”

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