David Bowie's daughter Lexi singing her dad's iconic song 'Life On Mars' is dazzlingly good

31 January 2024, 11:13

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The 23-year-old singer paid tribute to her dad with covers including 'Star Man' and 'Life on Mars'

David Bowie's daughter, Lexi Jones, proved she's inherited her father's talents when she gave her own stunning versions of his most iconic songs.

In a resurfaced video, Lexi sang 'Life on Mars' and 'Starman' live on Instagram to her 213,000 followers in tribute to David Bowie, who died January 10, 2016.

David's only daughter Lexi was just 15 when he lost his battle with liver cancer, and since then it seems she's been delving into the music her father made, and often uploading old home videos of her and her dad.

David Bowie's daughter Lexi is a singer
David Bowie's daughter Lexi is a singer. Picture: Instagram/Lexi Jones

Lexi, daughter of David Bowie & Iman sings ‘Starman’ and ‘Life On Mars’ live on Instagram. Love it!

It must be strange for Lexi to realise that so many people loved her dad for his work - David Bowie was just her dad first and foremost.

But his music held a spot in his fan's hearts for so many years, and she clearly started to understand why.

Born Alexandria Zahra Jones, 'Lexi' has amassed her own online presence for obvious reasons, but she has also started establishing herself as a musician and poet despite remaining relatively private.

Lexi treated her fans and followers to an impromptu performance of two of her late dad's legendary songs.

As she live-streamed to her many followers with the camera pointed in close proximity to her face, she launched into two heartwarming renditions.

David Bowie in the iconic 'Life On Mars' music video.
David Bowie in the iconic 'Life On Mars' music video. Picture: Alamy

Firstly she began singing 'Starman', the song that made David Bowie a bonafide star back in 1972.

She then followed up by sweetly singing 'Life On Mars' the intergalactic, eccentric ballad that is widely considered to be one of Bowie's greatest-ever songs.

Singing over the instrumental recordings, Lexi seemed a little nervous at first - it's understandable why, given how revered her father is.

Not after long she comes into her own though, singing the words with the same transatlantic twang Bowie always used.

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Fans noticed she shares the same mannerisms as her dad, using her mouth to sing the same way he does, and her eyes also look uncannily like her father's - without the different colours of course.

Her soft and controlled voice won praise from her followers and fans of David Bowie alike, with many commenting that they hope she follows in her father's footsteps.

Lexi is hugely in demand from modelling agencies around the world also, so going by this display, she could take either route into music or modelling.