Billie Eilish performs ‘My Future’ at DNC 2020, urges Americans to ‘vote like our lives depend on it’

  • The Grammy-winning musician was part of a star-studded line-up on the third night of the Democratic National Convention
  • The event also saw VP candidate Kamala Harris formally accept her nomination
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Billie Eilish urged fans to vote, before playing her latest song, My Future. Photo: AFP PHOTO / DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

America’s Democratic Party is currently holding its annual convention online, ahead of this autumn’s presidential elections. On Wednesday night (Thursday morning Hong Kong time), pop star Billie Eilish urged Americans to vote.

The 18-year-old Grammy-award winning musician told viewers, “You don’t need me to tell you things [in the United States] are a mess ... We all have to vote like our lives – and the world – depend on it. Because they do.”

She went on to perform her latest hit single, My Future, with her brother on guitar, and her dog under the keyboard.

Prince Royce and Jennifer Hudson also performed.

Eilish was one of several politicians and stars, including Michelle and Barack Obama, AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), Bernie Sanders, John Legend, Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi, who have spoken at the convention.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris formally accepted her nomination on the night.