Before she even stepped on stage, the crowd was on their feet as Prince's voice blared over the speakers, reciting the iconic opening lines of "Let's Go Crazy": "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life."
Madge, dressed in "Purple Rain" garb, appeared sitting on a plush purple chair. She broke out into a cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," which was made popular by Sinead O'Connor. Then Stevie Wonder walked onto the stage to sing "Purple Rain" with the Material Girl. The two held hands and belted out the lyrics as the crowd waved their arms (wrapped in purple wristbands) in the air and sang along.
The performance was understated yet moving, and overall, a great tribute to one of music's biggest icons.
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