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Tonight was the live-to-film concert event of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Banc of California Stadium. Composer Danny Elfman brought the iconic music to life, but all eyes and ears were on music superstar Billie Eilish, who took on the voice of Sally for the event.
Okay yes, @billieeilish as Sally was perfect! ðŸŽƒðŸ’€ðŸ”¥ðŸ‘» @hottopic @disneyconcerts #NBCxHT #NightmareBeforeChristmas pic.twitter.com/nVhvAv05wqOur friend Patrick Dougall was on hand for the event and captured some footage of Eilish performing Sally’s classic song “Sally’s Song”. You can check out the snippet below:
Jack and Sally are the two leading protagonists of the film.
Jack and Sally have important quotes in the film. Amidst all the madness going on, these Jack and Sally conversations will warm your heart and leave you longing for more. If you love Jack and Sally quotes, here you can also find some sad Jack and Sally quotes along with cute Jack and Sally quotes.
Dr. Finkelstein’s creation, Sally, is a humanoid ragdoll and has visions that Jack’s Christmas will be disastrous.
Sally feels like an outcast due to her possessive guardian Dr. Finkelstein, who never lets her leave, and her body’s ability to be ripped apart and then sewn back together. Throughout the movie, Sally feels affection for Jack but fails to showcase her feelings to him — something many viewers can relate to. ast due to her possessive guardian Dr. Finkelstein, who never lets her leave, and her body’s ability to be ripped apart and then sewn back together. Throughout the movie, Sally feels affection for Jack but fails to showcase her feelings to him — something many viewers can relate to.
Jack and Sally share one of the most iconic sequences at the end of the film when they sing ‘Finale/Reprise” and they realize they are “simply meant to be.”
Billie Eilish performed as part of the Nightmare Before Christmas live-to-film concert on Friday night, playing the role of Sally.
What's This? It's a Billie Eilish and Danny Elfman duet, performing songs from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in costume! Eilish and Elfman, dressed in their Halloween Town best as rag doll Sally and Jack Skellington, performed together at The Nightmare Before Christmas live-to-film concert experience at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday. The Grammy Award-winning No Time to Die theme song singer performed the solo romantic ballad "Sally's Song" before dueting "Finale/Reprise" with Elfman, the composer of director Henry Selick's stop-motion musical and the singing voice of Jack. Watch the performances below. (Source: comicbook.com)
It’s my pleasure to announce that special guest star @billieeilish will be joining the nightmare gang to sing Sally for our upcoming “Nightmare Before Christmas” shows at the Banc of California Stadium. https://t.co/AkSxZA2OQg (Source: comicbook.com)
Earlier this year, it was revealed Disney Publishing tapped Shea Ernshaw (The Wicked Deep, Winterwood) to pen a young adult novel as a sequel to the beloved 1993 movie. The book, told from Sally's point of view and taking place shortly after the ending of the movie, is described as a "yet-to-be-told love story of Sally and Jack" and a coming-of-age story as Sally lives up to her new royal title as the Pumpkin Queen of Halloween Town. (Source: comicbook.com)
Despite filming on The Nightmare Before Christmas having already begun, the character of Sally had an unfamiliar sexy look, no story and no song. (Source: www.denofgeek.com This Halloween, pop star Billie Eilish wore a patchwork dress and painted stitch scars to sing in front of a sold-out crowd at LA’s Banc of California stadium. The song wasn’t hers, but a Danny Elfman composition from the 1993 soundtrack to animated feature Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. ‘Sally’s Song’ is a broken-hearted lament written for a broken character – a Frankensteinian stitched-together rag doll brought to life by an evil scientist in the town of Halloween. (Source:www.denofgeek.com))
In 2021, Sally really needs no introduction. From October to December each year, she and paramour Jack Skellington are everywhere, from trick or treating costumes to theme park rides to a mountain of ever-increasing Disney merchandise. Like the film that made them famous, they’re also not only a kid thing – just Google ‘Jack and Sally wedding cake’ for evidence. Those two have been #relationshipgoals for decades, their status as emo sweetheart icons certified in the 2000s by a gold-selling Blink 182 record, and a cover version of ‘Sally’s Song’ by Evanescence’s Amy Lee. (Source: www.denofgeek.com)
In the film and on the soundtrack release, ‘Sally’s Song’ was performed by Catherine O’Hara, the actor who voiced the character and who’d worked with creator Tim Burton in Beetlejuice. Her first take on Sally, O’Hara told E! at the time of the film’s release, was a characterised broken voice, “as stitched up as her body,” but director Henry Selick preferred a more natural sound. O’Hara told E! that she initially found ‘Sally’s Song’ scary to perform, by her own admission not being a professional singer. “I excused it by saying Sally’s not that well-formed so it’s okay that she can’t sing that well,” O’Hara joked. She’s regularly performed the song since at Elfman’s annual The Nightmare Before Christmas live concerts, always to a rapturous reception. (Source: www.denofgeek.com)
Sally’s is a lilting, melancholic song that yearns with as-yet-unrequited love for Jack the Pumpkin King, and with fear that his plan to take over Christmas is doomed to fail. Compare it to the strident marching chant of ‘This is Halloween’ and ‘Making Christmas’, the hyper-excitement of ‘What’s This?’ or the New Orleans boogie-woogie of Oogie Boogie’s Song, and it’s the soundtrack’s most poignant and emotional beat. You could call it the heart of the film – one that The Nightmare Before Christmas came very close to missing out on. (Source: www.denofgeek.com It was only after filming began with teams led by Selick, production designer Rich Heinrichs and storyboard artist Joe Ranft, that the script issue was addressed. Writer Caroline Thompson was asked to step in at this late stage, not by Tim Burton, but by then-Disney Motion Picture Group president David Hoberman. Thompson knew Elfman’s songs, and that they more or less told the whole story as it stood. “The songs were finished but the narrative was not,” she told Jog Road Productions in 2014. “Danny pretty much told the story in the songs so it’s like okay, what’s left? And what’s left is Sally’s story.” (Source:www.denofgeek.com))
To write Sally’s story, Thompson was given two of Tim Burton’s concept sketches for the character, showing a stitched-together blue woman with long red hair, wearing a low-cut, figure-hugging black and white striped dress, and red high-heeled shoes (Above, left and right). The character is smiling, vampish and buxom. In Netflix’s ‘The Holiday Movies That Made Us’ The Nightmare Before Christmas special, Thompson describes the original Sally design as a zaftig “femme fatale”, closer in look to the titular Corpse Bride from her later collaboration with Burton. Speaking to Jog Road in 2014, Thompson recalled thinking “I was like, well, I don’t understand that kind of girl. I kind of get The Little Matchstick-style girl, so we redesigned her.” (Source: www.denofgeek.com)
www.denofgeek.com)Anybody who saw the 2009 MoMA exhibition of Burton’s artwork might draw a comparison between those initial Sally sketches and a recurring blue character, as seen in 1997’s ‘Blue Girl with Wine’ (above, middle). The Wired profile caption for one of the ‘Blue Girl’ series created between 1992 and 1999 describes how “Burton had some drawings he wanted to bring to life, so he grabbed a Polaroid for the first time and convinced his office mate Leticia Rogers and his costume designer Colleen Atwood to have a little fun with him. Some of the fun inspired the Sally character from The Nightmare Before Christmas.” (Source: