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Lady Gaga Pay Tribute To David Bowie At The Grammy’s To Mixed Response

Mister D: One magazine said the tribute looked like Bette Midler was forced to do it last second and only had Elvis costumes to work with.
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Lady Gaga Pay Tribute To David Bowie At The Grammy’s To Mixed Response
Author: Lauren Ziegler 

Published: Feb 16, 2016

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The pop artist, who had donned a red carpet dress which paid homage to Bowie’s leading character in the film The Man Who Fell To Earth, was joined by Bowie collaborator Nile Rodgers for the tribute of nine Bowie songs, including “Rebel Rebel,” “Suffragette City,” “Let’s Dance,” “Fame” and “Heroes.” The performance earned a standing ovation from the Grammy audience and has since received praise from a number of celebrities, including Bette Midler, declaring that it was a wonderful tribute to the musician who inspired so many.
While many praised Gaga for her performance, others were immediately critical, accusing Gaga and Intel of exploiting Bowie’s tribute for commercial means. The fact that after the show, Gaga appeared in a promotional clip discussing how Intel’s tech helped her to give that amazing show on stage, only cemented the accusations.
The late musician’s son and BAFTA Award winning director, Duncan Jones has now commented on the performance via Twitter – and it’s not pretty.
“‘overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused’ Damn it, what IS that word?”

It’s on secret that Lady Gaga clearly has a lot of love for David Bowie (hell, she got a tattoo of his face on her torso a few days ago,) but the show wasn’t exactly incredible, and a lot of it did feel more like one big extended Intel ad than anything else.

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