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Like Bond, Billie Eilish's Oscar Performance Has Some Tough Competition

Shaken and stirred.

What a week Billie Eilish has had. Not only did she top Australia’s most prestigious music countdown with a Sydney-pedestrian-crossing-light sampling banger, but she swept up the floor at the 62nd Grammy Awards.

We spoke about Billie Eilish and 007 on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Yep, she is the second person in history to take all four of the big four awards, and she’s still a teenager. Well, it seems like she’s gunning for EGOT status, as she tackles the Oscars stage with a special performance. 

It’s unclear what song she will be singing, but we think its extremely safe to say that she will be debuting her brand new Bond theme song at movie’s night of nights!

A theme song? From the ‘bad guy’? Duh!

It’s extremely exciting, but it should be noted that the bar is very high. Let’s take a look back at all the Bond songs from the Daniel Craig era, just to see how tough the competition is. 

Sam Smith – Writings On The Wall (Spectre)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMf8RIVrt7U

The last Bond movie to come out was released in 2015 and had a phenomenal song to go with it. ‘Writings On The Wall’ saw Sam Smith and their angelic pipes explore falsetto and bass in an Orchestral dream. The song topped the UK singles chart, won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. Not bad Sam, not bad.

Adele – Skyfall (Skyfall) 

Adele was having a killer year back in 2012; slaying the Grammys stage and achieving record-breaking success around the world. But as soon as she finished releasing singles off of 21, did she slow down? No way. The British singer hopped on the official song for this Bond film which not only won the Brit Award for Best British Single at the 2013 BRIT Awards but made an impact at the Oscars. The song was nominated for and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Notably, it was the first time a Bond song had won.

Jack White & Alecia Keys – Another Way to Die (Quantum of Solace)

The first duet in a Bond song, this song was groundbreaking in so many ways. Firstly, to see these two distinct musicians come together on this soundtrack number was a cross-genre moment we were so excited for. Also, this song was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the 2009 Grammy Awards and nominated for Best Song at the 2008 Critics’ Choice Awards.

Chris Cornell – You Know My Name (Casino Royale)

The first Daniel Craig film took more of a low key approach to the theme song, opting for the late Soundgarden vocalist, Chris Cornell. The track was incredible, nabbing a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media in 2008.

We would be too, Billie.

Which brings us to Billie. We have no doubt that Billie Eilish is going to kill this performance. It’ll be super interesting to see if the songstress takes her iconic whisper down a familiar route, or if she switches it up and belts over the bombastic instrumentals that Bond’s themes are notorious for.

What will happen? We’re going to have to tune into the 92nd Academy Awards on Monday, the 10th February at 12:00pm AEDT.

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Serious Question: How'd James Corden Fit All Of BTS Into One Car?

Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Consider the world officially in the palms of BTS’ hands because they’ve just broken the internet and they didn’t even have to release new music.

We talked about BTS and their meteoric rise to fame on the latest episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

The reason why Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook are on our lips is all from a single social media post from an ARMY member, showing a large white car perched up on a trailer. Yep, you know what that means. It’s Carpool Karaoke time baby!

Although this time, it seems that James has opted for a much bigger SUV, presumably to fit all 7 members including himself. He was also snapped handing out cupcakes to the ARMY waiting outside of his studio in Los Angeles.

James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke is one of the most iconic interview formats ever been created in the internet age. In the passenger seat, he’s had Lady Gaga, One Direction, Adele, X-Tina and Ariana Grande. It’s a wonder why it’s taken so long to get BTS in there too. We imagine, James has been wanting to get BTS on for some time, but now the timing is just right.

We can’t help but wonder what stunts they’re going to pull? He famously went wedding dress shopping with Iggy Azalea and busked with Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, so what kind of antics will he get up to with BTS? Also, what songs will they sing? All the hits? Will they bring Halsey along for the ride? Will they do some of their older tracks?

My brain spiralling thinking of all the things James could do with BTS.

Scrolling through Twitter there are a lot of projections as to what might go down in the episode including hide-and-seek with Ashton Kutcher and barefoot choreography (I can not hold my breath much longer). But what we do know for sure, is that they’re going to be performing their new song “Black Swan”.

Now that BTS has taken over pretty much every Late Night talk show in the States and they’ve pretty much dominated every Western award show, where else is there for them to go? Consider the world officially dominated by the Bangtan Boys.

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