Harry Styles Performs One Direction Throwback “What Makes You Beautiful” at Coachella With Lizzo
THIS IS NOT A DRILL DIRECTIONERS!!! Harry Styles performed the iconic hit single from his One Direction days, "What Makes You Beautiful," with Lizzo at Coachella. And we are so wild for this new — and dare we say, improved — rendition.
Clad in an oversized pink feather coat from Gucci that coordinated with Harry's, Lizzo came on towards the end of the packed set which included hits "As It Was," "Adore You," and an unreleased bop "Medicine," as well as the songs "Boyfriends" and "Late Night Talking" from Styles's new album, Harry's House.
When the crowd heard the first soulful notes of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," cheers erupted for Lizzo's surprise appearance. The friends duetted the brassy song, playfully strutting around the stage before quickly switching to the recognizable opening beats of "What Makes You Beautiful" for song two.
Seamlessly aging the tone of the song to fit his now more mature voice, Styles also took the liberty of altering some of the lyrics, including switching the phrase "The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed," to a more cheeky, "The way that you flip your wig gets me overwhelmed."
The chemistry of the pair was off the charts as they danced around to the high-energy song. Don't believe us? See the set for yourself!
After the show, Lizzo took to Instagram to share her appreciation for the "Watermelon Sugar" singer, posting a slightly blurry selfie of the two in their Coachella 'fits. "Proud of you @harrystyles. Thank u for having me 🥺," she captioned the pic.
She later shared an official clip from the performance, writing "Thanks @coachella … last night was amazing— @harrystyles is a treasure, gods gift to rock n roll, the light that comes from him is real and infinite.. he makes being on stage in front of hundreds n thousands easy, cus it’s w a friend. His team is incredible— and baby them Gucci coats….?!?? Thank you H, like u said “until next time” ☺️"
Coming off his first headliner weekend of Coachella, where rainbow jumpsuit-clad Harry invited the incomparable Shania Twain to duet her hit late-90s songs “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” and “You’re Still the One," fans had wondered who would be making an appearance for weekend two. And since the "About Damn Time" songstress and Harry are promoting new albums rn, with Lizzo's Special dropping July 15 and Harry's House launching May 20, the pairing of the pals made perfect sense.
If Harry or Lizzo happen to be listening, a collab song on one of your new albums would be perfection, K? Thnx.
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