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Gemma P
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 15:53

Lady Gaga performs incredible tribute to David Bowie at The Grammys

 Lady Gaga, David Bowie Tribute The Grammys 2016

David Bowie’s musical spirit lived on today, as Lady Gaga channelled her inner Ziggy Stardust and performed an astonishing tribute to the music icon.  

Lady Gaga channelled her inner David Bowie in every aspect of her performance. She rocked Bowie's iconic red-orange hair, sparking makeup, a white embellished suit and a light pink feathered boa. 

Gaga performed a medley of Bowie's greatest songs, opening with Space Oddity and then performing Changes, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Rebel Rebel, Fashion, Let’s Dance and closed with Heroes

Lady Gaga Bowie Tribute

The performance incorporated Intel robotics to bring Bowie to life. Intel’s Director of Technology Paul Tapp told Vanity Fair….

“Bowie had tons of iconic looks throughout his rich career, so Lady Gaga was curious how we could play homage to that. We introduced ‘living canvas’ technology to her, which allows her to basically have what we call digital skin- which has been used in tech art installations, but never before for a live performance.” 

Earlier this week Lady Gaga unveiled her latest tattoo, a portrait of David Bowie. Lady Gaga told The Hollywood Reporter, Gaga credits him as the influence behind her music career. 

When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamor was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls. He is a true, true artist and I don’t know if I ever want ‘Oh I’m going to be that way like this,’ or if I arrived upon it slowly, realising it was my calling and that’s what drew me to him.  

Lady Gaga, David Bowie Tribute The Grammys 2016

Bowie’s death last month inspired an outpouring of grief for a man who changed the face of pop music as we know it today.  Without Bowie there would be no Lady Gaga and today she payed tribute to him the only way possible. 

David Bowie- born David Robert Jones- was renowned as an innovator in the music field, particularly renowned for his androgynous appearance. He’s responsible for music that shaped generations of music.