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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