Lady Gaga pulled out all the stops for her David Bowie tribute performance at the Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15. The eccentric singer wore an outfit inspired by Bowie’s Aladdin Sane look for her show-stopping routine, which covered some of Bowie’s biggest hits.
The stunning performance kicked off with a close-up of the 29-year-old singer’s face superimposed over Bowie’s, with the music legend’s iconic makeup slowly melting onto Gaga’s face (at one point, a spider even crawled out of her hologram eye.)
The eccentric superstar wore an orange wig in tribute to Bowie’s oft-colorful looks and ran through a career-spanning smorgasbord of Bowie’s biggest hits, including “Changes,” “Let’s Dance” and “Rebel Rebel.”
Gaga even expertly executed an outfit change on stage mid-performance (her ivory jacket and matching pants were custom-created by Marc Jacobs, and her menswear-inspired oxford shoes were designed by Stuart Weitzman.)
— Lynette Rice (@Lynetterice) February 16, 2016
Lady Gaga is the perfect person to do a tribute to David Bowie. She is killing it right now. #GRAMMYs
— G (@grantlandis) February 16, 2016
It is only February and 2016 is officially Lady Gaga’s year. #GRAMMYs
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) February 16, 2016
— Luam (@luamky) February 16, 2016
Like it or not, Lady Gaga is the best artist we have right now. No, she’s not the best. She’s beyond best. She’s EPIC! #GRAMMYs
— THAT GUY! (@JohnVentouris) February 16, 2016
On Saturday, Gaga proved her dedication to the music icon by getting a tattoo of his face on her left rib cage — a process she documented via Snapchat.
“This was the image that changed my life,” she captioned one shot, noting about another, “Hail Mary full of grace Saint Bowie.”
Prior to her performance on Monday, an insider told Us that the much-anticipated production was going to feature plenty of cutting-edge technology.
“It is going to be super high-tech — there are dancing robots and a lot of other very sophisticated technology being used in her David Bowie tribute,” the source said.
Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich told The New York Times that the tribute was meant to acknowledge all aspects of Bowie’s creative spirit.
“[It] is going to be a true homage to who David was, particularly musically, but not ignoring his influence on fashion and pop culture in a broader way,” he said.
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