Probably one of the most hyped aspects of last night’s Grammys, we were really hoping that Lady Gaga’s David Bowie tribute was going to be good.
She’d released an ad for it that promised ‘everything will change’, and producers had wardedoff any other artist who wanted to contribute. It was to be a solo performance, and it really didn’t disappoint…
Performing a medley of eight of Bowie’s biggest hits – starting with Space Oddity and ending with Heroes – Gaga’s six minute performance was high energy, filled with special effects, and wonderfully weird.
You can check it out here:
A lot of people loved it:
But David Bowie’s son – Duncan Jones – didn’t seem to sharein this adulation. He posted the Oxford English dictionary’s definition of ‘gaga’, seemingly suggesting that the performance was too much…
Some of the people replying to his tweet seemed to think that another artist might have been a better choice…
Some just hated it:
..And some were steadfast in their opinion that Lady Gaga was wonderful:
There have also been claims that the tribute was exploited as a means to make money: Lady Gaga had collaborated with Intel on the performance, and an advert for the tech brand was aired directly after her performance.
What did you think of the performance? Do you think Gaga was the right woman for the job? Let us know in the comments!