2019 iHeartRadio Daytime Stage: Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Maren Morris & More
By Taylor Fields
September 22, 2019
This year's Daytime Stage lineup included many of music's biggest rising stars including Billie Eilish, Maren Morris, Juice WRLD, Old Dominion, H.E.R., Zara Larsson, CNCO, Brett Young, Fletcher, Monsta X, Bryce Vine, Lauv, and Loud Luxury.
If you missed any part of the weekend, we've got you covered. Fans can re-live all of the epic performances and collaborations by tuning in to a televised special on The CW Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT on October 2nd and 3rd. And leading up to the official television special, The CW will also air an hour-long Best Of Special on Sunday, September 29th at 8 p.m. ET/PT taking a look back on all of the most iconic moments from the festival in its nine year history.
Take a look at all of the best moments from this year's Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival below.
Billie Eilish commands the stage despite a sprained ankle
Billie Eilish did not come to play at iHeartRadio Daytime Stage. The 18-year-old singer, who was arguably one of the most highly-anticipated performers of the day, kicked off her high-energy set dressed in a matching neon green oversized shirt and shorts set that featured a monster-version drawing of her face on the front. Despite having a sprained ankle and sporting a boot to protect it, Billie hopped up and down while performing her hit "Bad Guy," mesmerizing the crowd with her unmatched energy.
Billie's injury didn't stop her from blessing the crowd with an electric performance as she urged them to create a mosh pit before going into her second track, "You Should See Me in a Crown." With the crowd entranced, Billie went on to perform "All the Good Girls Go to Hell," "COPYCAT," "Ocean Eyes," "When The Party’s Over," and "Bury a Friend."
H.E.R. played every single instrument to close out the Daytime Stage
H.E.R. put all of her talents on display to close out iHeartRadio Daytime Stage. Wearing her signature sunglasses and an oversized Prince graphic tee, the 22-year-old singer hit the stage carrying an acoustic guitar to play "Carried Away." While performing the track, H.E.R. managed to play two additional instruments, taking a break from the guitar to show off her bass-playing skills on a five-string bass before hitting the keyboard. Next up, H.E.R. performed her fan-favorite track, "Best Part," and then her beloved single "Fate." To wrap up her instrument-filled set, the talented songstress brought out an electric guitar to play her instant classic, "Hard Place."
Juice WRLD brings emo hip hop to Vegas
After being introduced by Big Boy, host of Real 92.3's Big Boy Neighborhood, the 20-year-old rapper graced the Sin City audience with a number of his hit records, all while dressed in sweats and a belly-revealing jean jacket. Juice began his energized set with multiple tracks off his 2018 debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance, including "Armed & Dangerous," "Fine China," "Black & White," and "Lean With Me." Juice also performed his latest single "Robbery" as well as "No Bystanders," and "Hear Me Calling," before rounding out his set with his breakout hit "Lucid Dreams."
Maren Morris took us to church
Maren brought her A-game to the Daytime Stage and performed many of her hit songs including "GIRL," "The Bones," "RSVP," "The Middle," and "My Church." Before going into her smash crossover hit, "The Middle," Morris let the crowd know just how special the song was to her. "This next song changed a lot of things for me last year," she said. "It was on the radio all over the world i never get tired of singing it!"
Monsta X turns everyone into a monbebe
During one of the most energetic performances of the day, Monsta X performed several fan-favorite songs to a crowd of screaming fans. The group — who also performed at T-Mobile Arena with Steve Aoki the previous night — performed "Shoot Out," "Play It Cool," "Who Do You Love" and "Fallin." Watching the guys perform the tracks, it's easy to see why fans — their monbebes — love them so much. Not only did the guys sing their hearts out, but they did so while pulling off some very impressive choreography.
THEY ARE AMAZING.
Brett Young surprised the crowd by bringing out Gavin DeGraw
Gavin DeGraw appeared at the Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival to introduce his good friend of ten years, Brett Young, but the country singer brought back out his pal not too long into his set to help him perform their collaboration "Chapters."
Zara Larsson proves we will "never forget" her
Zara kicked off her performance with her Clean Bandit collab "Symphony," followed by her two newest songs "Ruin My Life" and "All the Time." And in a full circle moment, Zara closed out her set by performing her 2015 chart-topping hit song "Never Forget You." But, not only was her performance amazing ... so was her outfit. Zara looked gorgeous in a little black mini dress with some sparkly high-waisted belts, double silver necklaces and some big glittery hoop earrings.
Loud Luxury kicked the day off with a big dance party
The guys got the Daytime Stage started with a set of dance floor hits including their anthem "Body."
CNCO turned up the heat with some caliente dance moves
During their set, the guys performed hits like "Hey DJ," "Pretend, De Cero," "Ya Tu Sabes," and "Reggaeton Lento."
Fletcher detailed how a run-in with an ex at a bar sparked her latest hit "All Love"
The New Jersey native had the Las Vegas crowd in their feelings as she ran through her fan-favorites including, "If You’re Gonna Lie," "About You," "Strangers," and "Undrunk." However, before she got to her latest single "All Love," Fletcher treated fans to a story about the song's origins, explaining that it came about after she ran into one of her exes at a bar. While she admitted that she hated the feeling of seeing him there with someone else, she felt it was all love, which led her to write the track.
Old Dominion shared an important message with fans
Old Dominion had a special message for the Las Vegas country music fans during their performance. "We're so thankful to be here today. Especially outside, playing country music in Las Vegas," lead singer,Matthew Ramsey said. "It means a lot to us to be here. It's a beautiful thing." He added, "We know it's been hard, we're so happy to be here y'all. We're so happy to sing this song to you and if you know it, sing it with us. It's a song we wrote that we believe exemplifies the power of music and the way that music is healing." Ramsey concluded, "We're happy to play this one for you," while strumming his guitar and diving into "No Such Thing As A Broken Heart."
Bryce Vine brought out Loud Luxury
To end his set, Bryce surprised the crowd by bringing Loud Luxury back out to perform their collaboration "I'm Not Alright."
Lauv gave us all the feels
During his emotional set, Lauv performed "Drugs and The Internet," "I'm So Tired," "F*** I’m Lonely" and "I Like Me Better."
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