Lorde, 19, brought down the house with her rendition of “Life on Mars?” after Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman accepted the Brit Icon Award on Bowie’s behalf at the Brit Awards on Wednesday.
The emotional tribute kicked off with a spotlight in the midst of an empty stage as the opening lines of Bowie’s “Space Oddity” recording played in the background. Members of the late legend’s backing band from his 2003 A Reality Tour also played a medley of Bowie’s hits before Lorde joined them on the red lit stage.
“Finally found the links to tonight’s Brits. Just… beautiful. Thank you,” Jones, 44, tweeted following the awards broadcast.
In contrast, Jones described Gaga’s effects-heavy Grammys tribute using the dictionary definition of the word “Gaga.”
“Overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.” Damn it! What IS that word!?” he tweeted on Feb. 15.
Bowie died after a 18-month battle with cancer on Jan. 10 in New York. He was 69.
Watch the David Bowie tribute performance in above video at 2:15:00.