Madonna’s Horrible Singing and Bland Performance at Eurovision 2019

Madonna’s Horrible Singing and Bland Performance at Eurovision 2019

Much farther below are links to articles and videos (and a few embedded videos) discussing Madonna’s stint at the 2019 Eurovision contest.

If I have the time and inclination to keep blogging about Madonna’s upcoming “Madame X” album, one adjective that I will definitely be using a lot now and later is “bland.”

So far, the first songs Madonna has pre-leased from “Madame X” (set to be released in June 2019, and those songs have been so far, “Medellin,” “I Rise,” “Crave,” and “Future”) have been pretty bland.

Madonna appeared the Eurovision 2019 singing competition – or whatever the hell it is, it’s some kind of European phenomenon  – and she performed horribly.

I can only assume Madonna appeared at this Eurovision ordeal to promote her forthcoming album entitled “Madame X.”

At this event, Madonna, while wearing that dopey Pirate eye patch once again – that she’s been wearing while promoting her ‘Madame X’ album – badly sang her 1989 song “Like A Prayer,” and a newer number called “Future.”

Continue reading “Madonna’s Horrible Singing and Bland Performance at Eurovision 2019”

Advertisements

Madonna Scrapes the Bottom of Fame’s Barrel by Eilis O’Hanlon (2019)

Madonna Scrapes the Bottom of Fame’s Barrel by Eilis O’Hanlon (2019)

Editorials such as this one appeared within days or weeks after Madonna was photographed singing at an event where her butt appeared to be much larger than usual – a lot of people were speculating that she got butt implants, and there followed a lot of commentary by feminists about this.

Madonna Scrapes the Bottom of Fame’s Barrel by Eilis O’Hanlon (2019)

Excerpts:

The queen of pop isn’t a feminist icon – she’s one of the reasons women feel so bad about themselves, writes Eilis O’Hanlon

January 13 2019 6:46 PM

Madonna’s bum is nobody’s business but her own. At least that’s what her admirers have been insisting after the size of the Like a Virgin singer’s rear end drew some less than flattering comments at a recent gig.

Not to put too fine a point on it, Madonna’s backside on that occasion was only slightly smaller than the rising moon, no pun intended.

Implants were suspected, though others thought perhaps a battery pack and some unfortunate camera angles were to blame.

There’s also the possibility that she’s just trolling the world into thinking she’s gone full ‘Kim Kardashian’.

Either way, we were apparently not supposed to comment on the size or shape of said rear end, except to offer up some hackneyed variant on “you go, sister… girl power… female empowerment, yeah”.

Since then, condemnations of “misogynists” and “chauvinists” for daring to make disparaging remarks about a woman’s butt have sprung up across the media with predictable regularity, with Madonna herself hitting back to insist that she is “entitled to free agency over my body like everyone else”. Indeed she is.

By the same token, though, most women haven’t spent entire careers exploiting their own bodies for commercial gain. Madonna’s body has never been ‘policed’ by men. It’s been packaged and peddled to them.

Continue reading “Madonna Scrapes the Bottom of Fame’s Barrel by Eilis O’Hanlon (2019)”

Whatever Madonna Was Selling at Her Stonewall Appearance, I’m Not Buying by David Barr

Whatever Madonna Was Selling at Her Stonewall Appearance, I’m Not Buying by David Barr

At one point, this op-ed was removed from its original location, a copy could only be found on Google Cache, but the original page appears to be back up.

Whatever Madonna Was Selling at Her Stonewall Appearance, I’m Not Buying by David Barr

Excerpts:

Jan. 9, 2019

“I walk in the footsteps of giants, the freedom fighters who came before me,” said Madonna during her “surprise” appearance at the Stonewall Inn (not really the Stonewall, of course, but sort of a faux Stonewall.

It was a bagel place for a long time in the 1970s, with odd, diagonally placed wood paneling.) You need to watch the video of her appearance to get how truly odd and surreal it was.

Now, all of a sudden, she’s a freedom fighter? Her words are written out on rainbow index cards, and she reads them like she’s seeing them for the first time. I couldn’t make it all the way through her live performance of “Like a Prayer.”

If Elvis wasn’t dead, he is now — and rolling over in his grave after her rendition of his classic “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

Madonna and I are not on speaking terms, and here’s why.

Continue reading “Whatever Madonna Was Selling at Her Stonewall Appearance, I’m Not Buying by David Barr”

Madonna is No Feminist by Stephen Blease (2018)

Madonna is No Feminist
by Stephen Blease, August 2018

Excerpts:

[Madonna relied on her sexuality to get attention and sell her albums]

….This sums up neatly my problem with Madonna. It was her 60th birthday last week, and all the coverage was about what a strong, successful, trailblazing “empowered” woman she is, and such a great role model for girls.

….She’s certainly a great example of how far you can get and rich you can become on a modest amount of talent.

But her self-promotion was always based on sexual explicitness. She never released a single without dressing in suspenders or a conical bra, flaunting her flesh, dancing provocatively and making near-pornographic videos.

Just visible on the Like A Virgin cover is the belt she is wearing, emblazoned with the words “Boy Toy”.

Surely that is the exact opposite of feminism and female empowerment?

Continue reading “Madonna is No Feminist by Stephen Blease (2018)”

Cher Says She Never Wants to Duet With Madonna (2018)

Cher disses Madonna as she plays Five Second Rule game with Ellen DeGeneres

Cher Reminds Everyone She Doesn’t Like Madonna By Dissing Her On ‘Ellen’

September 24, 2018

The pop icons’ decades-long feud may very well be on again.

The odds of Cher and Madonna finally doing a duet together are looking about as good as the “Believe” singer tweeting without a single emoji. In other words, it’s not happening.

The “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” star stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday to talk about her new ABBA cover album, but ended up reigniting her long-dormant feud with the Material Girl.

During a segment called “5 Second Rule,” Cher was asked to answer a variety of questions as a clock ticked away, and when she was tasked with choosing three celebrities she wants to duet with, the game took a delightfully shade-filled turn.

“Oh, Adele, Pink, and, uh, um, not Madonna,” she said right out of the gate.

Continue reading “Cher Says She Never Wants to Duet With Madonna (2018)”

Nile Rodgers: Lady Gaga’s More Respectful Than Madonna

Nile Rodgers: Lady Gaga’s More Respectful Than Madonna

I am not surprised by this.

Madonna has had a long history of being rude and inconsiderate towards her friends, family, fans, and co-workers, going back to the 1980s (examples here and here, especially under the 1980s section).

By contrast, I’ve never gotten a bitchy or catty vibe off Lady Gaga.

Additionally, I’ve not yet read of any incidents or anecdotes indicating that Gaga is regularly hateful, entitled, rude, spoiled, or demanding towards others, or has a pattern of that behavior, where-as very early in her career (by the early to mid 1980s), Madonna is already on record for behaving in that manner.

Nile Rodgers: Lady Gaga’s more respectful than Madonna

Excerpts:

September 2018
By Celebretainment

Nile Rodgers says Lady Gaga was more “respectful” as an artist than Madonna in the studio.

The Chic frontman teamed up with the 32-year-old star on a cover version of his band’s 1978 disco anthem ‘I Want Your Love’ for their first album in 24 years, ‘It’s About Time’, and he said she showed a lot of appreciation for working with the music legend than the 60-year-old Queen of Pop.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph newspaper, he said: “Gaga’s a different kind of animal.

Continue reading “Nile Rodgers: Lady Gaga’s More Respectful Than Madonna”