Lady Gaga wanted to make everyone a Bowie super-fan at Grammys
Lady Gaga wanted everyone to experience what it's like to be a David Bowie super-fan during her Grammys tribute.
The 'Born This Way' singer pushed the limits of live production at the awards ceremony on Monday night (15.02.16) with a nine-song-medley of the late music icon's greatest hits that included 'Space Oddity', 'Changes', 'Ziggy Stardust', 'Rebel, Rebel' and 'Let's Dance', backed by Nile Rodgers.
Gaga's sole aim was to make the star-studded audience and TV viewers fall "in love" with Bowie, who passed away in January, just as she did the first time she heard his music.
In an interview with Mashable.com conducted before she performed at the Grammys, she said: "I want people to be fully immersed in the experience of him, because when I fell in love with him, as a fan, I didn't just love him and his music. I didn't just buy his records. I lived the lifestyle that he lived. I became like him, I dressed like him. I worshipped him. I read the materials of his life. I want people to have the experience of being a David Bowie super-fan, because that's a wonderful thing."
Gaga dyed her hair shock orange on the night to channel Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust on the red carpet and on stage.
The 29-year-old pop superstar was also determined that the tribute - on which Nile, who produced Bowie's 1982 album 'Let's Dance', acted as musical director - showed the "evolution of his music".
Gaga - who used live CGI makeup created by Intel computer graphics to show Bowie's different looks from his career on her own face - said: "I wanted it to show the growth and the evolution of his music, and I also just wanted people to have a really good time. I didn't finish college - but this is like my thesis, in a way."