Billboard’s woman of the year, Olivia Rodrigo, is a certified Gwen Stefani fan, and recently performed a banging cover of “Just a Girl” in her concert on May 6 on the Philadelphia Met Stage. Rodrigo met Stefani for the first time at the Met Gala. Before her performance, Olivia said “I got to talk to her (Gwen Stefani) for a while, and she’s just the coolest human in the world. I love her music so much and I wanted to play this song for you guys tonight.”
Despite the underwhelming audio quality of this live video, it’s hard to not smile when you see the pop star dancing in her white dress. Rodrigo starts off strong with a sultry and emotive Stefani-like tone, which then goes full-on Hayley Williams in the chorus. The star’s love for pop-punk and alternative classics is no secret… I just wish I could’ve heard the cover of this alt-ska hit in person!
Check out another excellent cover of No Doubt here.