Billie Eilish’s Unique ‘Silver Bells’ Cover From the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2020 Is Still Giving Us Chills
Billie Eilish debuted a “dreamy” cover of the iconic holiday hit “Silver Bells” during her 2020 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball performance. Here’s what we know about the “Bury a Friend” artist and what she said about her favorite Christmas memories and treats.
Billie Eilish is the Grammy Award-winning artist behind the spooky album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go’
The “Bury a Friend” artist, Eilish, is known for her When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go aesthetic, perfectly matching Halloween and all things creepy. She later shed her green and black locks for a blonde hairstyle, debuting her Happier Than Ever era.
However, Eilish does not have any Christmas covers currently available for streaming on Spotify. Fans did notice the holiday and winter elements in the 2018 release, “Come Out and Play.”
In one Reddit thread, fans discussed a potential Eilish Christmas album, with a user writing, “Her voice is very well suited for Christmas classics. I would like to see it. I’ve been pulling for her to something jazzy for a while.”
Billie Eilish performed ‘Silver Bells’ during the 2020 iHeart Radio Jingle Ball
The 2020 IHeartRadio Jingle Ball looked different from previous years, primarily because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and safety concerns. Still, Eilish took to the stage, giving a virtual performance to fans across the country.
Eilish performed alongside her brother/cowriter, Finneas. The sibling duo opened with “My Future,” followed by “Therefore I Am.” They ended the set with a cover of “Silver Bells.” This performance featured Finneas on the piano and Eilish singing their “dreamy” version of the holiday classic.
Unfortunately, this live performance is not available on Spotify or Apple Music. In between songs, Eilish answered questions about her favorite holiday memories, including her favorite Christmas gift.
“I used to love the Holiday Barbie, which is a once-a-year, very specific, rare Barbie, so I begged for that,” she said. “When I got a Holiday Barbie, I was very happy.”
The “Happier Than Ever” artist even discussed some of her favorite holiday treats. (As a huge fan of peanut butter cookies, it’s no surprise Christmas cookies made the top of her list.)
“Christmas cookies are a must. I love some Christmas cookies. I love baking some Christmas cookies, decorating some gingerbread houses, candy canes, all of the above,” Eilish laughed.
Billie Eilish starred as Sally in a live concert of Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’
Although fans still debate whether this animated film is a Halloween or Holiday hit, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas live concert experience featured Eilish in the role of Sally for the 2021 production. She performed alongside Danny Elfman, the film’s composer and singing voice for Jack Skellington.
The 2021 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball includes in-person performances on select dates from the Jonas Brothers, Megan Thee Stallion, Black Eyed Peas, Dua Lipa, and other artists.