Lady Gaga was not shy when it comes to showing her emotions while preparing for Grammys tribute to David Bowie.
The pop star takes to Instagram and Snapchat to share how overwhelmed she is with emotions as she applies Bowie-inspired makeup in preparation for the awards night on February 15.
She uploaded videos of herself applying glittering blue eye shadow, apparently a tribute to blue suit Ziggy Stardust. But what truly makes the video remarkable is when it captured the moment when a single teardrop rolls down her cheeks.
Another one of her Snapchat uploads bears the caption, “I’m a Blackstar,” which references to the late English musician’s final studio album “Blackstar.”
The lady singer is one of the many musical artists influenced by the legendary pop icon as reported in DailyMail. She is reputed for wearing the most outrageous of outfits, obviously heavily inspired by the popular music figure who is known to put on elaborate costumes.
Initially, Lady Gaga’s Grammys performance was not supposed to be a dedication to Bowie. Upon learning that the renowned actor-musician died, Gaga decided to change it to a tribute solely for the revolutionary rock legend instead.
“She will take us through quite a bit of history of David Bowie’s repertoire,” Neil Portnoy, president of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said. “It’s one of the longest, larger segments of the night.”
Intel’s director of technology Paul Tapp and his team prepared special effects for the Grammys performance. According to Star2, it was in support of David Bowie’s tribute as well as Lady Gaga’s production.
“We’ve used technology to almost be an extension of Gaga. As she moves, the environment around her is responding to her, and that’s because of the real-time technologies that we’ve incorporated into it,” Tapp said.
Grammys’ supervising producer Eric Cook shares his thoughts with regards to Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie.
“I don’t know that we’ve ever done anything quite as elaborate as this. This is obviously an ambitious performance and we’re all really excited about it,”