Lorde’s ‘Life On Mars’ David Bowie tribute at the Brit Awards hailed by Twitter users

BBC Radio 1 presenters Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw are among those moved by her performance

Lorde‘s performance of David Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars’ was roundly hailed at the Brit Awards tonight (February 24).

The New Zealand singer was supported by the late icon’s backing band at the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena. Bowie was honoured with a posthumous Brit Award.

Most of the reaction to her performance was positive with the likes of BBC Radio 1 presenters Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac among those hailing her cover, with the latter writing: “Well done @lorde for taking on the insurmountable task of singing a Bowie song at the Brits – u made me cry X”.

Others descibed her performance as an “incredible tribute” to David Bowie. One person also declared the cover as “speechless and incredible”.



There were a few detractors who were disappointed in the tribute overall to Bowie.

Eurthymics singer also paid tribute to Bowie while actor and friend Gary Oldman said of the singer: “I can share with you that he faced his illness with immense courage, dignity, grace and customary humour, even in dire circumstances.”

“When he wrote to tell me the bad news he had cancer, he said: ‘The good news is I’ve got my cheekbones back’.”

Earlier, Adele also picked up four awards including Mastercard British Album Of The Year and she publicily backed Kesha.

After receiving her British Female Solo Artist trophy at the ceremony, she thanked the other ladies in her category, before adding: “I’d like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha.

Coldplay also won best British Group and Bjork won best International Female Solo Artist.

Live performances came from Justin Bieber and James Bay, Adele, Coldplay and Rihanna and Drake.