After Wednesday’s BRIT Awards, in which Lorde, Gary Oldman, and Annie Lennox paid tribute to David Bowie with moving speeches and an excellent performance, Bowie’s son commended the segment in a series of tweets.
“Finally found the links to tonight’s Brits. Just… beautiful. Thank you,” Duncan Jones tweeted.
Jones also spoke out after the Grammys, which had Lady Gaga honor Bowie’s legacy with a medley of his most famous songs. “Excited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.” Damn it! What IS that word!?” he wrote, tweeting out the dictionary definition of “Gaga.”
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The two tributes were wildly different: Gaga honored Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust-era look with orange hair, wild stage lights, and a moving keyboard. Lorde sang just one song — “Life On Mars” — amid red lights and a more subdued tone, while photos of Bowie were projected above her. A backing band welcomed her on stage with a bars from other classic tracks like “Space Oddity,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Fame.”
See Lorde’s performance and the speeches.