By Amanda Wicks
Practicing for the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show may have left Lady Gaga with a few injuries, but it was all worth it. She, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd all thrilled during five big musical moments.
Photo Gallery: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016
Out of the three slated performers, Gaga took the stage first in a stunning, skin tight lace dress decorated with red flowers and green ivy. She sang the opening verse of “Million Reasons” alone before the Angels began walking out. As each one passed her, she blew kisses and pointed her finger in admiration. “I feel welcome into the Angel family as a unique and more rebel type of Angel,” Gaga said of her experience.
The show didn’t waste any time splitting up performances. Donning a luscious fur coat, Mars—backed by his Hooligans—took the stage immediately following Gaga’s first song. “Where the Angels at?” he asked before beginning to sing “Chunky” off 24K Magic. The Angels used the song to show off an array of sleepwear, which allowed them to dance around while Mars followed suit.
The star studded affair kept rolling with The Weeknd, who shared a moment with his ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid. She and her sister Gigi walked the show together, making them the first sisters to do so. When asked how he was feeling beforehand, The Weeknd admitted quite honestly that he was just trying not to think too hard about all the beautiful women he was going to have to sing around. Fair point. The Weeknd performed “Starboy,” which prompted a more sultry atmosphere and attitude from all the other Angels who walked around him.
To help close out the show, Gaga returned to deliver the second-to-last performance of the night. She sang a special medley that included “A-Yo” and “John Wayne” while wearing a sparkling black cowboy hat. As the last Angel made her way behind the scenes, Gaga took the moment to show off her modeling prowess. She walked out to the front, struck a pose and turned to reveal white angel’s wings. Mars ended the night with an energetic, choreographed version of “24K Magic.” The bling-happy song was the perfect fit for all the bejeweled bras sparkling under the runway’s lights.