Last night’s headlining performance by Paramore on their This Is How Tour in Los Angeles etched itself in music history as it became even more extraordinary with the sensational surprise appearance of Billie Eilish. This wasn’t the first time these two powerhouse female artists shared the stage. In 2022, Eilish welcomed Paramore‘s vocalist, Hayley Williams, to join her for an electric rendition of the pop-punk group’s smash hit “Misery Business” and later returned the favor as Williams performed Eilish‘s soul-stirring track “Happier Than Ever” at Coachella.
After delivering an explosive 19-track set last night, the band exited the stage, leaving a video montage of the three members projected behind the drumkit. The room crackled with palpable energy as the crowd watched the montage play, a blend of stillness and eager silence filling the room. As the group returned for their encore performance, the lights dimmed and the familiar chords of “All I Wanted” started playing, the crowd erupted into cheers. The song, featured on Paramore‘s fourth studio album, Brand New Eyes, has always been a fan favorite for its heartfelt lyrics and powerful delivery and made its live debut last year at When We Were Young Fest in Las Vegas, NV.
Williams kicked off the song before welcoming Eilish to the stage as the crowd again erupted to explosive volumes of excitement. Eilish‘s hauntingly beautiful vocals blended seamlessly with Williams‘ iconic voice, creating a spine-tingling harmony that captured the entire venue. The chemistry between the two artists was evident, as they effortlessly played off each other’s energy, making it feel like they had been performing together for years. The duet of “All I Wanted” not only displayed their remarkable vocal talents but also highlighted the deep mutual respect and admiration they hold for each other’s work.
As the echoes of their breathtaking performance lingered in the air, the two shared a warm embrace at center stage before Williams, again, praised Eilish to the crowd. It was clear that this collaboration had left an indelible mark on everyone present at the Kia Forum venue last night. You can watch Paramore and Billie Eilish’s live performance of “All I Wanted” below.