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Lorde delivers rousing tribute to David Bowie at 2016 Brit Awards — watch

on February 24, 2016, 5:02pm

At this evening Brit Awards, Lorde took the stage for a surprise unannounced tribute to David Bowie. Joined by Bowie’s own backing band, she sang a rousing rendition of “Life on Mars?”. Replay below.

Lorde previously penned a heartfelt essay recounting her first encounter with Bowie and how he inspired her going forward. “I realized everything I’d ever done, or would do from then on, would be done like maybe he was watching,” Lorde wrote. “I realized I was proud of my spiky strangeness because he had been proud of his.” Read the full essay here.

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