Last week, Madonna refused to bow to pressure from the anti-Israel BDS crowd, and went ahead with her planned special appearance over the weekend at the Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Tel Aviv.
If you praised her “courageous stance,” as I did… well, we were all too quick with the ‘kudos.’
She clearly violated the Eurovision rules by having a dancer wear a ‘Palestinian’ flag.
And what’s up with dancers wearing…gas masks?
Her lackluster performance was summed up by Piers Morgan, who tweeted:
RIP Madonna’s career. 🙈🙈 pic.twitter.com/KIYmJjdYLV
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 18, 2019
Via Daily Mail.
Madonna left fans disappointed on Saturday night with her poor performance of 1989 hit Like a Prayer at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest, which saw Holland triumph at the competition, held at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds in Israel.
The highly-anticipated performance, was surrounded by controversy before the singer even took to the stage as Madonna resisted calls from pro-Palestinian activists to boycott the event over Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory.
Organizers also said a section of the musician’s performance, during which dancers wore Israeli and Palestinian flags on the backs of their outfits, was not an approved part of the act. …
Aside from the political furor, the performance disappointed the singer’s fans who were less than impressed with her ‘tone deaf’ vocals and reliance on autotune.
A 35-strong choir and 30 dancers dressed as monks accompanied the superstar as she sang her 1989 hit Like a Prayer on its 30th anniversary.
Madonna appeared at the top of a flight of steps, dressed in a cape and hood and wearing a metal breastplate. Brandishing a cross, she stepped slowly towards the crowd and sung Like A Prayer to raucous applause.
As the song reached it climax, her dancers pulled their hoods aside to reveal gas masks adorned with flowers….
And a Twitter comment from #MargieInTelAviv:
I have a message for the Iceland Eurovision team and for Madonna. If showing Palestinian flags brought peace most Israelis would do so daily.
It is the Palestinians who refuse to negotiate or to make peace. Hard as that is to understand
— Margie (@MargieInTelAviv) May 19, 2019