Watch Olivia Rodrigo’s Surprise Performance with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden

It’s no secret pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo is a Billy Joel superfan, as evidenced by her mention of the legendary singer-songwriter in her 2021 smash hit “deja vu.” And, now, demonstrated by her surprise performance with Billy during his concert last night (August 24) at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City.

During the Wednesday show, Billy invited Olivia on stage to sing “deja vu,” with the legendary “Piano Man” and his band backing her up. The chart-topping hit was a no-brainer choice as it name-checks Billy and references his 1983 classic “Uptown Girl” — which, fittingly, Olivia and Billy performed a duet of afterwards.

“I’m such a huge fan and I couldn’t have written this next one without you,” she told Billy before launching into “deja vu.”

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Billy Joel, Gen Z Icon?

Billy has been embraced by younger generations — particularly Gen Z — thanks to the inclusion of his song “Zanzibar” in a viral TikTok dance challenge, as Rolling Stone mentioned. “I don’t even know what TikTok is,” the Long Island legend said last year. “But this is a thing.”

Regardless of your age, Billy’s timeless music can be enjoyed across multiple SiriusXM pop and rock channels. He and SiriusXM also team up throughout the year with the limited-engagement The Billy Joel Channel.

Olivia, a fan favorite on SiriusXM Hits 1, is one of the biggest young pop star’s in the world — and is beloved by audiences and artists of all ages. Thankfully, at least one of the lucky fans in attendance captured this iconic moment with the pair:

Watch Olivia Rodrigo & Billy Joel

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