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The singer gave a somber speech: “For me, it’s almost impossible to mention Bowie’s name in the past tense,” she said. “Everything he represented as an artist was, and always will be, vital and incredibly present.”
Lorde then took to the stage after a medley of Bowie’s hits were performed by his band. Lorde did an incredible rendition of Bowie’s hit Life on Mars and received a standing ovation from the audience.
Right after Bowie’s death, Lorde wrote a meaningful post on her Facebook about Bowie’s influence, so it was no doubt an honour for her to be chosen to perform at the Brit Awards in his memory.
Lady Gaga was another artist that paid tribute to Bowie back at the Grammys last week. While she performed an incredible medley of all his hits, Bowie’s son Duncan Jones was not so thrilled with her performance.
“overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.” Damn it! What IS that word!?
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 16, 2016
Jones did however approve of Lorde’s performance, and we couldn’t agree with him more!
Finally found the links to tonight’s Brits. Just… beautiful. Thank you.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 25, 2016