Madonna Is Under Fire (Again) For Bringing Politics To Eurovision
Madonna is under fire. Again. The Queen of Pop broke the call to boycott Eurovision, which was held in Israel this year, and delivered a 9-minute mashup of “Like A Prayer” and “Future.” The elaborate performance ended with dancers wearing jackets emblazoned with the Palestinian and Israeli flags embracing. M intended to gesture as a call for change, writing that she is “[grateful] for the opportunity to spread the message of peace and unity with the world” on Instagram.
Unfortunately, the performance wasn’t well received. Eurovision fans were outraged that Madonna had the audacity to bring politics into their campy bubble, while others criticized her for not going far enough. And then there were the garden-variety haters that made fun of the 60-year-old’s vocals and song choice. Which is absurd given that she was possibly the only performer on the night with a working microphone. The costumes and visuals were also top-notch, and “Future” works a lot better live than I expected.
In other news, demand for Madonna’s Madame X Tour is so high that additional dates in Las Vegas and London have been added. Get a taste of her live show, and form your own opinion on her Eurovision performance, below.