Billie Eilish is telling fans a secret about her Coachella gig earlier this year. Ahead of her headlining performance at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, the singer appeared on Apple Music’s “The Matt Wilkinson Show” and revealed she used a lookalike at the start of her set at the Desert Festival. in April. Eilish said the decoy allowed her to walk through the crowd incognito before slipping under the stage and starting the show properly. “Nobody looked at me,” she said.
“No one ever knew it wasn’t me.”
Eilish explained: “At the start of Coachella I had a body double. One of my dancers for the show, I dressed her in a show look that I had worn before. We had a black wig and we put some buns in it, and we gave her a mask and sunglasses. She wore my shoes and my socks. I put her in the back of the stage and she stayed there while the lights came on . Everyone thought it was me. No one ever knew it wasn’t me.”
Earlier in the interview, Eilish spoke about the strange feeling of performing in front of so many people: “It’s so unhuman to step out of a little box, and all of a sudden you’re just a person on stage in front of thousands and thousands of people. It’s not a normal, natural, human thing. Our bodies aren’t made for it. It’s a kind of adrenaline and shock that no one ever can prepare. The moment I go on stage is probably one of my favorite moments of the whole show.”
Coachella certainly wasn’t the first time Eilish got snarky with fans. Before she was set to debut her platinum blonde hair ahead of the release of her ‘Happier Than Ever’ album, Eilish wore a black wig with neon green roots for several interviews and public appearances. “I literally ordered a Billie Eilish Halloween costume wig from Amazon,” she told Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” last year. “It was awful. It was the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen. . . . Don’t do that.”