Last night at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga, a huge digital projection screen and a robotic dancing piano performed an eclectic medley of the late, great David Bowie’s best known hits from 1969 to 1983 including “Space Oddity”, “Ziggy Stardust”, “Changes”, “Heroes”, “Suffragette City”, “Rebel Rebel” and “Let’s Dance” (with a super quick nod to “Under Pressure”).
While Gaga didn’t exactly embody Bowie to a T (hell, Bowie himself couldn’t always keep up with his own ever-changing rock persona either), she still created an eye-popping technical spectacle that’s worth catching.
Watch her interstellar performance below:
While Gaga is a consistently good performer, the best performance of the night came from rapper Kendrick Lamar. With 11 Grammy nominations, he didn’t beat Michael Jackson’s record for the most Grammy wins in a single night, but he did deliver a performance that made an excellent counterpart to Beyonce’s political Super Bowl 50 halftime performance: a stirring production which included evocative images of Black men shackled in an American prison followed by tribal dancing in front of an onstage bonfire. He later went on to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album of the Year.
Watch his performance below: