Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to David Bowie in a Thrilling Grammys Performance
Lady Gaga has expressed her love for the late David Bowie since she first topped the charts with "Just Dance" back in 2008. So it's fitting that to honor the rock 'n roll legend's work at the 2016 Grammys, the 29-year-old pop star took the stage and delivered a performance that's bound to stay forever bookmarked in the annals of music history. For her multi-faceted performance, the Golden Globe winner teamed up with Intel to create space-like graphics that took us to the moon and put forward 3D-like images of fictional spiders running across her face on screen. She opened the medley with Bowie's "Space Oddity."
After the killer opener, the crooner moved on to debut a white, red, and black adorned kimono in which she flawlessly hit each note to "Rebel Rebel." As dancers eventually hopped on stage in head-to-toe orange jumpsuits, Gaga practiced her crafty piano skills on a moving keyboard as she moved on to other memorable Bowie hits like "Fashion" and "Fame."
"On music's biggest night I wanted to inspire the world using music and technology," she said in a commercial for Intel that aired moments after the performance. "Intel and Haus of Gaga have collaborated to make something unforgettable." And she sure did inspire us. To close out the number, Gaga welcomed famed guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers on stage. His resume includes work on Bowie's "Let's Dance" (Gaga performed the song, too) and he lent his creative energy to Gaga's "I Want Your Love" remake for Tom Ford's spring 2016 campaign.
So how did the performance close out? Gaga rocked out to Bowie's "Heroes" in the Swarovski-covered Marc Jacobs jumpsuit that the American designer created for the performance. The ivory jacket came with matching pants and silver sequins, all paired with a voluminous feather boa. Watch her in action here:
And that's how you bring down the Grammys house.