Paying Tribute to David Bowie at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards
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Tonight you can call her Lady Stardust: Pop diva Lady Gaga paid tribute to the late David Bowie with a splashy, multimedia-laced medley at the Grammy Awards on Monday evening.

Gaga, who has long acknowledged Bowie as a major influence and emulated his glam-rock style, performed renditions of “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fashion,” “Fame,” “Under Pressure,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Heroes.” Sporting flame-orange hair, pink eye shadow, and a sparkling white jumpsuit, she strutted the stage in front of a kaleidoscopic video wall.

She was joined on stage by Nile Rodgers, who produced Bowie’s hit 1983 album Let’s Dance and became a lifelong friend; Rodgers served as musical director for Gaga’s tribute.

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Gaga had been booked for the show before Bowie’s death Jan. 10, and she soon emerged as the performer of choice to honor him. Like Bowie before her, Gaga is a shapeshifting performer with a flair for pageantry and pastiche, and she’s all about letting your freak flag fly.

In an interview shortly before Bowie’s death, Gaga told the Hollywood Reporter, “When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamor was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls.”

See EW’s full list of Grammys winners here.

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