David Bowie Tributes: Who Did It Best, Gaga Or Lorde?

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David Bowie tributes have been the centerpiece of two major awards shows now, one earning what seemed like disgust and another earning praise from his son, Duncan Jones.

The Lady Gaga tribute at this year's Grammys included a technicolor-splashed grand bouquet of weirdness accompanied by David Bowie's hits, mostly from the 70's and 80's. None from the new, critically-acclaimed Blackstar.

It seemed Lada Gaga was too busy with costume changes and rushing through a thousand choruses of David Bowie's biggest hits to really pull off a classy tribute.

She was too busy trying to "become" David Bowie to really experience, and help the audience experience, a true appreciation for all that he brought to the world of music and performance.

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A photo posted by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on

Even David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, decried her performance. He indicated that is was a bit...gaga.

However, a classy musical performance by a band that played with David Bowie for a long time and Lorde, who sang Bowie's 1971 hit "Life On Mars", captured Duncan Jones' fancy so much so that he shared the link on Twitter.


A photo posted by Lorde (@lordemusic) on

Which David Bowie tribute did you find more to your liking? Lady Gaga's or Lorde's?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.