Grammys viewers will are in for a treat on Feb. 15, as Lady Gaga is set to perform an “experimental tribute” to David Bowie, this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
The otherworldly Mother Monster is a great choice to honor the late Starman, who died earlier this year after a long battle with cancer. Gaga has cited Bowie as one of her biggest influences and has openly spoken about how much she loved him and his music.
Gaga, who is nominated this year for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You” with Diane Warren, was already scheduled to appear on the Grammys stage.
The show’s executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, explained in a statement obtained by Digital Spy, “We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed – almost in a single moment — we knew we had to change direction.”
“We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it,” Ehrlich continued.
The tribute performance will be directed by Nile Rodgers, the man responsible for producing Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” album. And if her homage to “The Sound of Music” at last year’s Oscars is any indication, we know this performance will be just as wonderful.
Other confirmed performers include Adele, Ellie Goulding, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd, while LL Cool J will be hosting the event for the fifth year in a row.
The Grammys will air on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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