Lorde took the stage at the 2016 Brit Awards on Wednesday night to perform a heartfelt tribute to the late David Bowie, who died in January after a battle with cancer.
The New Zealander joined Bowie's former tour band, including guitarist Earl Slick, who had worked with the Starman since his 1974 "Diamond Dogs" tour. The band kicked things off with a medley of hits, including "Let's Dance," "Space Oddity" and "Rebel Rebel," before Lorde came out and finished off the set with a great performance of "Life on Mars?"
When she finished the song, the 19-year-old stood on stage with a smile on her face and her hands to her heart as the crowd cheered her on.
The tribute was no doubt an emotional one for Lorde, who, following Bowie's death, shared a touching note on Facebook, beautifully recalling the time she met him.
"I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life, an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit," she wrote. "I realized everything I’d ever done, or would do from then on, would be done like maybe he was watching. I realized I was proud of my spiky strangeness because he had been proud of his."
Following the performance, fans, fellow celebrities and Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, shared nothing but love for Lorde on Twitter.
Lorde's performance comes just about a week after Lady Gaga's theatrical tribute at the Grammys. Both performances, though very different, wonderfully paid homage the iconic Brit.
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