‘MTV Unplugged’ has had its share of iconic performances over the years. Perhaps none are as touching as Tony Bennett’s version, where he sings with Lady Gaga. Tony performs ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ for one of his last live renditions.
Lady Gaga looks Tony in the eyes and asks him to sing ‘Fly Me to the Moon,’ saying, ‘Nobody in the world sings it like you do.’ He agrees and immediately launches into the introduction.
Tony is dressed in a black suit with a white shirt without a tie, and he has a red pocket square that matches the surrounding theater. The beautiful jazz guitar accompaniment highlights Tony’s fantastic voice.
He delivers the song’s chorus with emotion and a pure jazz vocal tone. His voice still resonates with soul. Tony’s performance is even more impressive, considering he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
He nails every word and every note. Lady Gaga is on her knees at the piano, looking up at him the entire time. Her eyes begin to tear up through the song. It is a moving rendition for so many reasons.
Tony is a legendary performer who recently broke incredible records. Tony broke the individual record for the longest span of Top 10 albums for any living artist. He scored his first Top 10 record with his signature song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco.’
Tony also broke the ‘Guinness World Record’ for the oldest person to release an album of new material at the age of 95 years old. His previous accolades include 19 Grammy Awards. Tony Bennett is an American treasure that continues to provide fabulous musical memories.