Duncan Jones is applauding Lorde for her touching tribute to his late father David Bowie, over a week after slamming Lady Gaga for her performance at the Grammys.
Lorde, 19, brought down the house with her rendition of "Life on Mars?" after Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman accepted the Brit Icon Award on Bowie's behalf at the Brit Awards on Wednesday.
The emotional tribute kicked off with a spotlight in the midst of an empty stage as the opening lines of Bowie's "Space Oddity" recording played in the background. Members of the late legend's backing band from his 2003 A Reality Tour also played a medley of Bowie's hits before Lorde joined them on the red lit stage.
"Finally found the links to tonight's Brits. Just... beautiful. Thank you," Jones, 44, tweeted following the awards broadcast.
Finally found the links to tonight's Brits. Just... beautiful. Thank you.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 25, 2016
In contrast, Jones described Gaga's effects-heavy Grammys tribute using the dictionary definition of the word "Gaga."
"Overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused." Damn it! What IS that word!?" he tweeted on Feb. 15.
"overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused." Damn it! What IS that word!?— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 16, 2016
Bowie died after a 18-month battle with cancer on Jan. 10 in New York. He was 69.
such an honour getting to perform #BRITs2016 paying tribute to my hero— Lorde (@lorde) February 25, 2016
i was so nervous in the wings, and then i whispered to myself "just sing it to david", and nothing else mattered— Lorde (@lorde) February 25, 2016
IS THERE LIFE ON MARS? pic.twitter.com/0uGC7fTvar— Lorde (@lorde) February 25, 2016
also, performing with bowie's brilliant touring band - including the inimitable @mikegarson who played DB's keys since the 70s! - was unreal— Lorde (@lorde) February 25, 2016
While Lorde was arguably the most memorable performance of the Brit Awards, the event was also packed with musical acts from Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Adele, who took home four awards.
Watch the David Bowie tribute performance in above video at 2:15:00.