Since David Bowie died in January, artists from all over the world have been paying tribute to the legendary singer. Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna and Beck, with the members of Nirvana, all have played songs at live shows in Bowie's memory over the past several weeks. Music awards shows also have included special performances dedicated to the shape-shifting artist. Lady Gaga honored Bowie at the 2016 Grammys, and Lorde paid tribute Thursday at the 2016 Brit Awards -- and the debate is already raging about who did a better job.
While everyone has an opinion, it looks like Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones, preferred Lorde. Jones took to Twitter after finding a clip of Lorde’s performance and described it as “beautiful.” You can see his tweet below:
Finally found the links to tonight's Brits. Just... beautiful. Thank you.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 25, 2016
Lorde performed Bowie’s “Life on Mars” from his album “Hunky Dory” at the 2016 Brit Awards. She was backed on stage by a band that featured former Bowie performer Mark Garson on keys. Garson joined the late singer in 1972. You can see Lorde’s performance below at the 2:24:28 mark of the video.
Following Lady Gaga’s performance at the Grammy’s, Jones didn’t seem to thrilled with how the “Poker Face” singer honored his father. Although he never called her out by name, he described her tribute as “overexcited.”
"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
Gaga played a medley of some of Bowie’s best songs while wearing some of the outfits the singer had worn throughout his career. Nile Rodgers joined her on stage for the set, which included “Space Oddity,” “Rebel, Rebel,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Fashion,” “Fame” and “Heroes.” Watch Gaga’s full Bowie tribute below:
Gaga’s performance was more elaborate while Lorde left out the theatrics. Which Bowie tribute do you prefer? Take the poll below!