Billie Eilish makes debut performance of ‘My Future’ at the DNC

The Grammy winner also had some choice words for Donald Trump.
August 20, 2020 11:41 a.m. EST
August 20, 2020 2:48 p.m. EST
Billie Eilish was part of the star-studded line up of artists who performed on the third night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The Grammy winner used her screen time to mark the debut performance of her latest single and urge viewers to vote Trump out of the White House on November 3.Before performing her new song, Eilish addressed viewers with a call-to -action against the current administration. "You don’t need me to tell you things are a mess. Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about," said Eilish. "We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and COVID, not deny them. Leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality, and that starts by voting for someone who understands how much is at stake, someone who is building a team that shares our values." She then encouraged viewers to vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.Eilish shared the clip on her Instagram page and included a link directing Americans to register to vote. "Silence is not an option and we cannot sit this one out," Eilish continued. "We all have to vote like our lives and the world depend on it, because they do. The only way to be certain of the future is to make it ourselves. Please register. Please vote."
Eilish was joined by her brother and co-writer Finneas, as well as her newly adopted and very well-behaved pup, to perform her new single “My Future,” a fitting track for the event. Singing “Cause I, I'm in love with my future / Can't wait to meet her,” Eilish and Finneas performed remotely for the virtual event.“My Future” was released at the end of July and arrived with an animated music video that showed Eilish moving through the storm of her current state and eventually finding a sunnier tomorrow. Eilish dressed in the same outfit as her animated self for Wednesday’s DNC performance, which is the latest virtual appearance by the singer who also appeared during the One World: Together At Home benefit for COVID-19 in April.[video_embed id='2017790']RELATED: Michelle Obama delivers searing speech at Democratic National Convention, Trump reacts [/video_embed]Night three of the DNC included speeches by former President Barack Obama, as well as newly-nominated Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Former Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, gun control advocate Gabrielle Giffords and Parkland shooting survivor Emma González also gave impassioned speeches during the televised event.Eilish and Finneas were two of the many artists to perform over the course of the Convention. Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, The Chicks, Billy Porter, Maggie Rogers, Stephen Stills, and Prince Royce all showed their support for the Biden/Harris ticket. Leon Bridges, who is the next artist to appear as part of the etalk Open House special, also performed at the DNC. Viewers can tune in to watch the Grammy-winner on Thursday, August 20 at 7ET on CTV and 7:30ET on CTV2.[video_embed id='2018284']BEFORE YOU GO: Obama warns democracy is under threat [/video_embed]

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