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.”

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Singer Debbie Harry Criticizes Madonna Over Political Comments (2017)

Singer Debbie Harry Criticizes Madonna Over Political Comments (2017)

Madonna, by the way, used to copy off Debbie Harry quite a bit.

This incident dates from April 2017:

Debbie Harry thinks Madonna is an ‘a-hole’

The 71-year-old Blondie singer was not impressed with Madonna’s speech at the Women’s March in Washington in January when she claimed she had “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” after Donald Trump won the US presidential election.

Speaking about Madonna, she told the Sunday Times Magazine:

“I don’t feel like I have to be an a*****e and say stupid things like ‘Bomb the White House’, but I am speaking out on politics now. I’m sleepless since Trump’s election.”

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Madonna’s History of Bad Body Odor (Part 2)

From the 2001 biography “Madonna” by Andrew Morton, published by St. Martin’s Press.

View the Bio on Google Books

(from page 70):

(Circa late 1970s, early 80s):

She [Madonna] maintained a determinedly Bohemian lifestyle, a young artist hungrily devouring Hemingway, absorbing Picasso, and savoring Browning – food for the soul, not the body. Nor did the daily cares of makeup, hair-dressers or hot showers concern her.

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Is Madonna Angry Over Oscar Buzz for Lady Gaga’s Acting in A Star Is Born? Is Gossip Cop’s Reporting on This Accurate?

Is Madonna Angry Over Oscar Buzz for Lady Gaga’s Acting in A Star Is Born? Is Gossip Cop’s Reporting on This Accurate?

About a week ago, there were two or three sources indicating that Madonna has heard all the positive reviews of Lady Gaga’s acting in the role of “Ally” for the soon- to- be released film “A Star Is Born” and was infuriated about this, because she always wanted to be an actress or movie star, but her acting career was pretty dismal.

Here is a sample of the positive commentary Gaga’s acting in A Star Is Born has already received:

She can sing, but can she act? Critics hail Lady Gaga: movie star

Here is the initial report that Madonna is allegedly jealous of Gaga’s acting success:

Madonna ‘Livid’ Gaga’s New Movie ‘A Star Is Born’ Garnering Oscar Buzz, Report Claims

Celebrity gossip site Gossip Cop not only said no, this is not true, but in their article, they oddly deny that Madonna ever wanted to be a movie star / actress – when it’s very clear from various media sources, even dating back to 1985, that yes, she wanted to be a movie star.

Madonna “Livid” Because Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Is Getting Oscar Buzz?

Here are a few excerpts from that page at Gossip Cop emphasis added by me:

September 2018

Madonna NOT ‘Livid’ Over Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Getting Oscar Buzz, Despite Report

…According to RadarOnline, Madonna isn’t happy about all the praise Gaga is getting “because she’s the one who always wanted to be a movie star.”

Meanwhile, the iconic singer has had plenty of success on the big-screen, so the idea that “she always wanted to be a movie star” isn’t accurate.
–(end Gossip Cop excerpts)–

“Plenty of successes?” Madonna has also had plenty of movie and stage play failures, as well.

The Madonna films Who’s That Girl,  Shanghai Surprise, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Snake Eyes / Dangerous Game, Body of Evidence, The Next Best Thing, and Swept Away were all critical and commercial failures, and Madonna’s acting was regularly said to be horrible and wooden in all of them.

Madonna’s acting in the 1980s stage play Speed The Plow did not exactly bowl over critics, either.

Yes, Contrary to the Gossip Cop Site, Madonna Wanted to Be An Actress From An Early Point in Her Career, and Madonna’s Acting Career Was Not Successful

Madonna did in fact want to be an actress. More than anything, she wanted to be famous, and she didn’t seem to particularly care how or in what medium she got famous – whether it was via dancing, acting, or music – so long as she made it to the cover of magazines.

But at times over her career, she’s admitted to the fact that she always saw herself as an actress, and that she was not fond of being a singer.

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Madonna’s Bad Acting

Madonna’s Bad Acting

How bad is Madonna’s acting?

Madonna’s acting is so very bad that not even her die-hard fans who used to buy her albums when they were on vinyl, cassette tape, and later CD Roms, would go to see her movies at the movie theaters in the 1980s and 1990s.

Most of Madonna’s movies were commercial (and critical failures).

And yet, her fans (the few she has left today) will get angry at people for mentioning that her movie and stage career was largely a dud and big, fat failure.

Here is a list of various blurbs and links discussing how Madonna’s movies have bombed, and how her acting is atrocious:

Madonna: Acts of desperation

May 2002

She may rule the pop world, but Madonna’s acting career has been patchy at best. Now, as she makes her West End debut, Charlotte O’Sullivan says, ‘Love the videos, Maddy… hate the movies’

From page 18 of The I Hate Madonna Handbook:

Madonna quits the acting lessons Camille Barbone had enrolled her in after one day, preferring to stretch out on the floor of her living room and take Polaroids of herself.

(Madonna complained that the acting coach, the renowned Mira Rostova, was “mean” and the lessons were “too hard.”

Rostova gave a failing grade to her one-day pupil: “This girl will never be an actress,” she told [Madonna’s then-manager] Barbone.

“She is too vulgar, and she thinks she knows it all. Besides, I do not like her.”)

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Madonna Made the 2018 VMAs Aretha Franklin Memorial All About Herself

Madonna Made the 2018 VMAs Aretha Franklin Memorial All About Herself

Madonna has been self-absorbed for ages now. One of several reasons I have disliked her, going back to the 1980s, was due to this narcissism and arrogance.

I can’t say as though I am surprised Madonna took what was meant to be an opportunity to honor Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin after Franklin’s passing, when Mtv presented a memorial of sorts to Franklin during the 2018 VMAs (video music awards) program, but that is exactly what she did.

In the past, Madonna also fumbled the Prince tribute after Prince’s passing, and when she spoke of Michael Jackson’s passing, she made that all about herself as well.

Shortly after that cringe-worthy Franklin tribute by Madonna, there were a small percentage of black people on Twitter saying that Madonna co-opting Franklin’s memorial to hype herself was an example of white privilege.

I myself am moderately conservative, so I don’t exactly agree with any and all of the liberal identity politics talking points.

Having said that, I wish those individuals attributing Madonna’s self-absorbed Franklin memorial to white privilege would realize it was far less about white privilege than it was Madonna being true to form: she always makes everything about herself.

In other words, even had Aretha Franklin been a blonde- haired, blue- eyed caucasian, Madonna still would have referred to herself and her own career far more than Ms. Franklin’s.

Someone on Twitter alerted me to the fact that Madonna was not truthful during her Franklin memorial.

Madonna claimed that the song she used to audition for some French (or I’m sorry, was he Belgian?) producer when she was just starting her career was a Franklin tune (“Natural Woman”), but interviews with that same guy reveal him saying the tune Madonna chose was “Jingle Bells.” (Links to this information fall much farther below, towards the end of this post.)

(Note: a 2001 Madonna biography by author Andrew Morton (see page 75) claims the song Madonna used to audition at that time was the song “Happy Birthday,” not “Jingle Bells” but not an Aretha Franklin tune, either.)

The story Madonna told on the 2018 VMAs about coming to New York at the start of her career with only $35 in her pocket was debunked by her brother Christopher in his bio about her a few years ago (link to that farther below).

Here are links about the whole awful ordeal:

Madonna Made the Franklin Memorial All About Herself

VMAs 2018: See Madonna’s Bizarre Aretha Franklin Tribute

“Madonna remembered the Queen of Soul in a lengthy, elliptical speech before presenting Video of the Year”

Madonna slammed for self-centered VMAs tribute to Aretha Franklin

By ANDREA PARK
August 21, 2018, 2:39 PM

At Monday night’s MTV VMAs, Madonna appeared to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin before presenting the artist of the year award.

The singer stood against a backdrop that featured the late Queen of Soul, and opened her monologue by saying, “Aretha Louise Franklin changed the course of my life,” then talked about her own career.

She defended herself later and said her speech was not meant to be a tribute and that people were “quick to judge.”

Madonna’s Aretha Franklin tribute at the VMAs is all about… Madonna

    by MARY SOLLOSI
    August 21, 2018 at 12:21 AM EDT
    With this year’s MTV Video Music Awards falling just four days after the death of Aretha Franklin last Thursday, a tribute to the legendary soul singer was in order for the show.
    Madonna (whose 60th birthday also happened to be last Thursday) was on hand to present the award for Video of the Year at the end of the ceremony, and MTV called on the Queen of Pop to honor the late Queen of Soul during her moment onstage.
    Before awarding the Moon Person statuette to Camila Cabello for the “Havana” music video, the Material Girl told a long-winded story about the early days of her career.

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The Anti Madonna Discussion Board Has A New Location – Now Hosted by Tapatalk

As of August 2018, the Anti Madonna board is no longer being hosted by Zetaboards but was handed off to Tapatalk (prior to that, it was hosted by Invision boards).

If you aren’t too interested in commenting about pop singer Madonna, we have other forums on the board, where other content can be posted about, including, but not limited to, current events, religion, politics, cooking / food, jokes, pets, movies, TV shows,  (Non-Madonna related) celebrity news, and art.

Neither the head admin, Melissa, or myself knew that the discussion board would be changing hosts.

I was very surprised one day to visit the forum and find it hand changed hosts.

Once the board changed hosts, I was unable to log in (despite being an admin) for about two weeks.

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Madonna Apparently Exploits 2017 Manchester Terror Attack For Self-Promotion

Madonna Apparently Exploits 2017 Manchester Terror Attack For Self-Promotion

Before we get to the links about the Manchester terror attack….

Don’t forget Madonna used another terror attack a few years ago to promote her Rebel Heart album:
Madonna Accused of Using Paris Terrorist Attack to Promote her Album (2015)

  • Jan 2015
    Madonna is being accused by many online commentators of using the recent terrorist attack in Paris to promote her album Rebel Heart.

    The 56-year-old posted a series of photos to her Instagram to offer support after 12 people were killed in the gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s Paris offices.
    But as Madonna offered encouraging words in the captions for her social media images, she also provided some hashtags which were in promotion of her new album.

Manchester Related Links

Madonna slammed by fans for ‘self-indulgent’ tribute to victims of the Manchester bombing and pal Ariana Grande

MAD AT MADGE Madonna slammed by fans for ‘self-indulgent’ tribute to victims of the Manchester bombing… and pal Ariana Grande
Many are shocked at her tone-deaf post in the wake the tragic attack

By Lauren Franklin, Showbiz Reporter
24th May 2017, 9:54 am

MADONNA has been slammed by fans today for posting a picture of her and Ariana Grande partying.

More than 24 hours after Monday night’s Manchester bombing, Madonna, 58, uploaded a picture to Instagram of her and Ariana, 23, with their arms wrapped around each other and pouting at the camera.

Madonna wrote: “Thank Goodness my friend is O’K. Lets all pray for the innocent victims who are not ok. For their families and for Manchester

However her followers were left reeling at the picture and the words the singer had chosen.

One wrote: “She should NOT use such a tragedy for self-promotion!!! Another picture and words would fit better!!!!”

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Patti LuPone Thinks Madonna ‘Cannot Act Her Way Out of a Paper Bag’ and ‘Should Not Be in Film or Onstage’

Patti LuPone Says Madonna ‘Should Not Be on Film or on Stage’

by G Kaufman

May 10, 2017

Patti LuPone is not a Madonna fan, clearly. The Broadway legend went off on Madge during Tuesday’s (May 9) episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where she made it clear she doesn’t care for Mad’s singing, acting, or anything else, really.

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