Watch Bruno Mars Get Emotional During “When I Was Your Man” On ‘Ellen’

Bruno Mars stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show today (April 3) to play his latest smash, the breakup song “When I Was Your Man.” It’s the most subdued offering on Unorthodox Jukebox, and the singer gave it a fittingly delicate setup for this take: just Bruno, a piano and a whole lot of emoting.

It all earned him a standing O from the faithful Ellen fans — we don’t know if this a common occurrence on her show, because aren’t they standing up and dancing half the time anyway? — but it was a flawless performance deserving of the gesture. Check it out up top.

Fans can expect to see more showmanship like this on Bruno’s Moonshine Jungle World Tour beginning in June.