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You'll Need Tissues After Hearing Putri Ariani Sing Billie Eilish's Barbie Song

The America's Got Talent Season 18 finalist covered the hit piano ballad "What Was I Made For?" in the most gorgeous way. 

By Jackie Manno

Putri Ariani was made for singing stunning piano ballads.

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On August 10, the America's Got Talent Season 18 finalist shared the most gorgeous clip of her performing a rendition of "What Was I Made For?" by Billie Eilish, and her heavenly version will have you reaching for the tissues. (AGT Season 12 winner Darci Lynne also masterfully took on the song this year).

During her cover, Ariani gently crooned while keeping a perfectly balanced breathy tone. She hit soft high notes with ease in a way that will send chills down your spine and finished with a unique riff that was breathtakingly haunting. 

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In a June interview with The Daily Mail, Ariani opened up about what she hoped to accomplish by Auditioning for AGT.

"I want to know how to become a superstar. I really want to go around the world," she told the outlet.

What to know about "What Was I Made For?" by Billie Eilish

Split of Putri Ariani and Billie Eilish

Written for the hit 2023 film Barbie, "What Was I Made For?" reached the number 14 position on the Billboard US Hot 100 in July 2023. The melancholy lyrics tell the story of Barbie's arc through the film, but also reflect on the personal feelings of Eilish as well. 

"I was purely inspired by this movie and this character and the way I thought she would feel, and wrote about that," Eilish told Billboard of her creative process of writing the song. "I absolutely was writing about myself, but I was thinking about myself from a third person." 

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The lyrics to "What Was I Made For?" by Billie Eilish

I used to float, now I just fall down
I used to know but I'm not sure now
What I was made for
What was I made for?

Takin' a drive, I was an ideal
Looked so alive, turns out I'm not real
Just something you paid for
What was I made for?

'Cause I, I
I don't know how to feel
But I wanna try
I don't know how to feel
But someday, I might
Someday, I might

When did it end? All the enjoyment
I'm sad again, don't tell my boyfriend
It's not what he's made for
What was I made for?

'Cause I, 'cause I
I don't know how to feel
But I wanna try
I don't know how to feel
But someday I might
Someday I might

Think I forgot how to be happy
Something I'm not, but something I can be
Something I wait for
Something I'm made for
Something I'm made for