Olivia Rodrigo says it was ‘such an honor’ to perform with ‘one of the best living songwriters’ Billy Joel [WATCH]

Billy Joel surprised fans at a recent concert (August 24) by performing with a special guest. Guest Joel Olivia Rodrigue to sing her hit “Uptown Girl”. The pair also mixed their vocals on Rodrigo’s song, “deja vu.”

“I’m going to raise another young musician,” Joel said as he introduced Rodrigo from his place at his piano. “She’s a very talented singer-songwriter. She’s a Grammy winner. She’s won a Billboard award. She’s got the American Music Award. She’s got all kinds of awards. She’s very talented, and um, I love his music and so do my kids. Please say hi to Olivia Rodrigo,” he continued.

Rodrigo came onstage to the roars of the crowd before looking at Joel and saying, “Thank you so much for having me, Billy. I am a big fan.

The pair then teamed up with Rodrigo’s “déjà vu,” which checks out Joel’s name and his song “Uptown Girl” in the second verse.

When Rodrigo got to the lyrics that referenced Joel, she pointed to the singer, who started laughing while still seated behind the piano.

After the song’s conclusion, Joel stood up from his piano bench and said they were going to sing “the song that was referenced in the last song”. Joel kicked off “Uptown Girl”, with Rodrigo joining in the lyrics, “she lives in her white bread world”.

The couple continued the song by sharing a brief hug when they finished.

Rodrigo reacted to the experience, writing on his Instagram story, “I SINGED WITH BILLY JOEL AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TODAY, YOU KIDDING.” She also shared a photo of her and Joel backstage, calling the event “the greatest honor ever,” according to Audacity. “I’m still crying, thank you Billy!!!!!!!,” she added.

In a subsequent post to his Instagram feed, Rodrigo shared a carousel post of memorable snaps from the night, including a sign taped to his dressing room that read “Olivia, you were epic!!!”

Joel will return to Madison Square Garden on September 9 and again in October, November and December for his monthly residency. Meanwhile, Rodrigo enveloped her DEAF TOUR back in July.

Sharing is caring!

Comments are closed.