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Lorde performed a wonderful tribute to David Bowie at the Brits
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LAST NIGHT’S BRITS ceremony took place in London, with Justin Bieber, Adele and James Bay winning big.

Coldplay and One Direction also picked up a gong, along with Aussie’s Tame Impala.

Performances included Rihanna, Adele, Coldplay, Jess Glynn and Little Mix. But it was the David Bowie tribute that got people chatting.

STANDING OVATION FOR BRITS BOWIE TRIBUTE Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know Following moving spoken word tributes from singer Annie Lennox and actor Gary Oldman, Lorde joined David Bowie's touring band for a beautiful and heartfelt rendition of Life On Mars?, at the Brit Awards ceremony in the London O2 Arena tonight (Wednesday). After Annie's touching eulogy, Gary Oldman accepted the Brits Icon Award on behalf of David Bowie and gave an equally moving speech before introducing Lorde singing with the last Bowie touring band. The band, consisting of (in alphabetical order): Sterling Campbell (drums), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass), Mike Garson (piano), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Catherine Russell (keyboards and guitar) and Earl Slick (guitar), ran through a medley of Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel, Let's Dance, Ashes To Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, Fame, Under Pressure and Heroes. Lorde entered the stage as the medley segued into a piano led, full band rendition of Life On Mars?. The 19-year-old singer delivered a stylish and beautifully fragile but assured performance, prompting a standing ovation from the capacity crowd and gathered celebrities. During rehearsals earlier in the day Lorde posed with the band for pictures and expressed her gratitude for being given the honour of performing with them in David's honour. Following the sad announcement of David's passing in January, she posted this tribute to him on her FB page: Meanwhile, you can watch both Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman's contributions on the official Brit Awards 2016 YouTube channel: And if it's still there when you look, Slate have hosted a video of the Band's full performance: (See for more images) ‪#‎BowieBrits‬ ‪#‎BowieLorde‬ ‪#‎BowieLennoxOldman‬ davidbowie davidbowie

It all began with a speech from Annie Lennox, followed by Bowie’s good friend Gary Oldman

Things picked up when a montage of Bowie’s greatest hits began to play, with his former tour band providing the soundtrack.

Popstar Lorde joined them on stage for a wonderful rendition of Life On Mars

Apt, as Bowie once said the young New Zealander was like listening to tomorrow.

People LOVED it

Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, previously dropped some shade on Lady Gaga’s Grammy’s tribute, but it seems he rather enjoyed Lorde’s effort:

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