Madonna was totally rinsed for her pitchy Eurovision Song Contest performance, with some viewers branding the interval show a ‘car crash’.
But that’s nothing some editing software won’t fix.
The Queen of Pop uploaded a noticeably different version of her performances of Like A Prayer and Future in Tel Aviv to her official YouTube channel, and it’s low-key iconic.
The 61-year-old was the star attraction of the interval act at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest grand final, and came on stage walking down a flight of steps in a cape, which gave us all kinds of flashbacks to the 2015 Brit Awards.
When she began to sing the 30-year-old classic Like A Prayer, Madge’s vocals were shaky and off-key, with viewers flooding social media to voice their disappointment.
Piers Morgan even suggested that Madonna wouldn’t get through the auditions of Britain’s Got Talent.
However, the version on Madonna’s YouTube channel is much more in key, and the difference didn’t go unnoticed by fans:
Under the YouTube video, one person wrote: ‘Is this a reworked version?! The Live version i’ve listened to the day before yesterday was way different (in a bad way)’, while another joked: ‘Haha this is not the mess we saw live on TV. This is altered.’
We guess this is the same as Facetuning and filtering of a selfie before you push it to Instagram – so we have to commend Madonna for truly not giving AF about the haters.
Not that we expected her to.
Madonna ignored the criticism of her performance following the final, writing on Instagram: ‘Madame ❌ is a freedom fighter…………….I am grateful. For the opportunity to spread the message of peace and unity with the world.’
The Like A Virgin singer chose to perform at Eurovision despite calls for her to boycott the event due to the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
However, during her performance, she made a call for unity as one of her dancers, wearing a Palestinian flag, put their arm around a dancer donning an Israeli flag on their back.
The European Broadcasting Union confirmed this part of the performance had not been vetted saying: ‘In the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest grand final, two of Madonna’s dancers briefly displayed the Israeli and Palestinian flags on the back of their outfits.
‘This element of the performance was not part of rehearsals which had been cleared with the EBU and host broadcaster KAN.
‘The Eurovision Song Contest is not a political event and Madonna had been made aware of this.’
Moving on from the performance, Madonna is preparing to tour her upcoming album Madame X, and this morning announced an additional six dates at the London Palladium in February 2020, joining the previously announced six dates in late January.
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