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Watch Lady Gaga's Tribute to David Bowie



On paper, there doesn't seem to be a better way to honor the legacy of David Bowie, the original professional chameleon, than with a performance by one of his artistic successors, Lady Gaga. Things started off well, close up on Gaga's face singing "Space Oddity," a video overlay cycling through various Bowie motifs that captured the mixing of pop and avant-garde that defined Bowie's career. From there it went a little harder for the over-the-top pop aspect. In a bespangled and be-shoulder-padded white jumpsuit and helmet of bright orange hair, Gaga cycled through a fast-paced medley of Bowie's hits including "Changes," "Ziggy Stardust," "Suffragette City," "Rebel Rebel," "Fashion," "Fame," "Let's Dance," and ending with "Heroes." Even if it was a lot crammed together, Gaga's got the pipes to do the music justice, and it's always good to see Nile Rodgers on stage.



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