Olivia Rodrigo gave Billy Joel’s NYC concert crowd an amazing treat, making a surprise appearance at his Madison Square Garden show on Wednesday night (August 24).
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Together Joel and Rodrigo, who famously name-checked the Piano Man in her 2021 hit “Deja Vu” — “And I bet that she knows Billy Joel / ’Cause you played her ‘Uptown Girl’ / You’re singing it together” — fittingly sang Joel’s classic tune, after letting Rodrigo have all of the spotlight on “Deja Vu.”
Fan-girling over the experience, Rodrigo took to share her excitement, writing "I SANG WITH BILLY JOEL AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TODAY ARE U KIDDING,” atop a video of the MSG crowd singing along to Joel's classic "Piano Man.”
In a following Story, Olivia shared a backstage selfie of her and Billy. "Biggest honor ever," she captioned the shot. "Still crying thank u Billy!!!!!!!”
Joel’s record-breaking residency at MSG began in January 2014, with the musician playing one sold-out show a month.
Marking this month’s occasion, The Garden and Billy’s official IG account posted "Olivia Rodrigo makes a special appearance at Billy Joel's 82nd residency show at MSG!,” along with a couple of shots from the night.
Joel’s final four shows of the year at the venue are set for Sept. 9, Oct. 9, Nov. 23 and Dec. 19.
Check out some fan caught footage of Billy and Olivia’s performance of “Deja Vu” and “Uptown Girl” below.
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