Are Lydia Night and Olivia Rodrigo friends in real life? Twitter gushes over Sour Prom cameos

Leigh McManus June 30, 2021
Are Lydia Night and Olivia Rodrigo friends in real life? Twitter gushes over Sour Prom cameos
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Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour Prom concert film debuted in a livestream on her official YouTube channel on Tuesday, 29 June and featured the pop star’s close pals, musicians Lydia Night and Conan Grey, sparking a Twitter meltdown.

Who is Olivia Rodrigo and what is Sour Prom?

Olivia Rodrigo is “pop’s brightest new star”, according to the BBC.

The 18-year-old started out as an actress, first in the Disney series Bizaardvark, then in the hit streaming show High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

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She told the BBC in May: “Acting definitely comes into play for me when I’m recording. “I’m so into it. I will screw up my face and act out every word I’m singing.

“I think that makes the performance on the eventual record so much more impactful.”

The Californian exhibited her acting skills in Sour Prom, directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch and Toby L with the help of musical director Aron Forbes.

It featured songs from her new album, Sour, performed in the back of a limo, on a prom dancefloor, in a darkroom, and accompanied by a marching band on a football field.

Who are Lydia Night and Conan Grey?

Sour Prom also featured the pop star’s close pals, Lydia Night and Conan Grey, sparking a Twitter meltdown.

Night is an American musician primarily known for her work as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of California punk band The Regrettes.

The 20-year-old, from New Orleans, Louisiana, was also lead vocalist and guitarist of pop rock bands Pretty Little Demons and LILA, as well as a frequent collaborator with rock duo Dead Man’s Bones.

Conan Grey is also a musician, and social media personality, originally from Georgetown, Texas.

The 22-year-old started out by uploading vlogs, covers and original songs to YouTube as a teenager before signing a record deal with Republic Records in 2018.

Twitter loses it over the trio’s sweet friendship

In the video that saw the artist act out a prom she never got in real life, we see her frolic with pals Night and Grey, as well as Iris Apatow and Madison Hu.

Madison Hu is her best friend and Bizaardvark co-star, but the pop star is also close to Grey and punk rocker Night.

And Twitter reacted by gushing over the friendship, which also thrives off-screen, as shown in some behind the scenes pics of the pair embracing.

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“Where do I sign up to become besties with @Olivia_Rodrigo, Lydia Night and @conangray???” one person wrote of the performers.

Another person added after seeing the stream: “Lydia Night and Olivia Rodrigo being friends makes my heart so happy.”

Another hit the nail on the head, adding: “Oh to be in the back of a limo with Olivia Rodrigo, Conan Gray, Lydia Night, Madison Hu, and Iris Apatow.”

At the time of writing, the film already has more than 3.2 million views only eight hours after streaming.

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Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.