Watch Lady Gaga Perform a Perfectly Weird Grammys Tribute to David Bowie
Celebrity| | By Margo Gothelf
Can Lady Gaga fill the void that David Bowie left behind?
While David Bowie might be the only person who can be that exceptional, so uncanny, and greatly weird, Lady Gaga does a pretty good job replicating his uniqueness.
Lady Gaga paid tribute to the recently deceased icon last night at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Bowie died shortly after his 69th birthday last month following a battle with cancer.
Gaga’s tribute was filled with dazzling special effects and multiple costume changes. She began the performance with “Space Oddity,” transforming into a Bowie look-a-like onscreen. Gaga continued the performance on a hydraulic piano and then moved into full choreography to perform “Fashion,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Rebel Rebel.” Gaga was joined on stage by Nile Rodgers, Let’s Dance and Black Tie White Noise producer, playing the guitar for the second half of the tribute and closing with “Heroes.” Rodgers also directed the tribute performance.
Lady Gaga has always been outspoken about Bowie’s influence on her career.
According to Rolling Stone, Gaga “thanked Bowie ‘for inspiration’ in the liner notes of her debut The Fame.” Gaga also listed “Rebel Rebel” as one of her favorite pop songs in her Rolling Stone cover story. Gaga also honored the late singer by getting a tattoo of him earlier in the week.
Lady Gaga's David Bowie tattoo by Mark Mahoney⚡️ pic.twitter.com/ugRNxPHj1Q
— Lady Gaga | ARTPOP (@stevenartpop) February 14, 2016
“When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamour was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls,” Gaga shared with The Hollywood Reporter.
Check out the full tribute below.