American singer Billie Eilish has not only soared to the top of the charts, but also into the hearts of Russia’s youth with her dark blend of electronic, hip-hop and pop music.
During her first visit to Russia — where she played sold-out shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg — the 17-year-old Generation Z icon made an appearance on the Russian late-night talk show “Evening Urgant” which aired Monday night.
The host invited Eilish to perform a Russian remix of her hit “Bad Guy” with the folk group "Repa & Poverye" ("Turnip & Belief"), who put a new spin on the song with traditional Russian instruments.
Her part consisted of only one word: "Duh." Or maybe it was "da," which means “yes” in Russian. You be the judge.
Eilish's Russian fans call themselves "belyash," a mashup of the singer's first and last names that in the Russian language refers to a meat pie common in Tatar and Bashkir cuisines. As a gift, the host gave her a cookbook with recipes for the dish.