It was a television moment that most people will not forget for a long time: the tragic performance of Superstar Madonna at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Many fans of the singing contest waited in anticipation for their guest appearance at the event, which offered rather mediocre contributions this year. For not a few spectators Madonna should even be the highlight – and it was in the negative sense then probably.
Zickerei with the moderator
At first, during the broadcast of the competition, there was a short interview with the singer, who teased the poor – and visibly excited – moderator because of his unimportant questions. The costumes of some ESC attendees looked as if the designers had been on Ecstasy, the Madonna outfit still topped the whole thing: eye patch, Julia-Timoshenko braids and a kind of gladiator armor, with sparkling accessories on Bling Bling was trimmed.
Later, however, on her singing performance, when the Queen of Pop wore a sparkling crown, the interviewing zitty did not matter, but rather other discord. In an interpretation of her own “Songs Like A Prayer” Madonna did not hit the notes. She missed out on missions, sang strangely short of breath – on a song that has been her standard repertoire for exactly 30 years. For the 60-year-old stalked pretty unsteady down the show stairs. While her outfit glittered, her skill shone through absence.
Discussion in social networks
Worldwide, not only their fans should have stifled the breath in the oblique performance. Even before the singer could present her new song, which she had recorded together with the 28-year-old rapper Quavo, the social networks filled with comments. The reactions ranged from horror to malice.
ARD presenter Peter Urban, who commented on the broadcast from Tel Aviv, said dryly after the performance: “You heard it here, here is sung live.
“Dare to dream” is the motto of the 2019 ESC. In the case of Madonna, it was clearly a nightmare.
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