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Madonna Delivers A Saintly Rendition Of “Joan Of Arc” On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

You can’t help but think that Rebel Heart would have snatched the number one spot away from that pesky Empire soundtrack if a) that asshole didn’t leak the album and b) Madonna pushed her stint on The Ellen DeGeneres Show forward a week. The pop legend got the ball rolling yesterday (March 17) with an upbeat performance of almost-hit “Living For Love,” before returning today for a game of Never Have I Ever with Justin Bieber.

The 56-year-old Instagram pioneer then belted out Rebel Heart ballad “Joan Of Arc.” I’m not sure how live this performance was — it sounded a little too good to be true — but it’s nice to see Madonna showing her softer side and she looked lovely in that sequined heart blouse. With all this (belated) promotion and an upcoming tour, it will be interesting to see if the legendary diva’s 13th LP has more staying power than MDNA or Hard Candy. It has definitely received a warmer response from fans and critics.

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