Lorde’s advice on getting through Brits Bowie tribute: ”Just sing it to David”

Teen singer performed 'Life On Mars?' at last night's ceremony

Lorde has spoken about her performance at last night’s Brit Awards at which she paid tribute to Davie Bowie with a special performance.

The singer took to the stage alongside Bowie’s live band and performed ‘Life On Mars?’ at the London ceremony following passionate speeches from Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman.

Tweeting about a performance that has already been praised by Bowie’s son Duncan Jones, Lorde wrote: “such an honour getting to perform #BRITs2016 paying tribute to my hero” and added: “i was so nervous in the wings, and then i whispered to myself ‘just sing it to david’, and nothing else mattered.”

Watch footage of Lorde performing ‘Life On Mars’ and both Lennox and Oldman paying tribute to Bowie beneath.