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Suedehead, July 5, 2017 in General Madonna Discussion
Do not like the contrived "Purple Rain" segment.
A different song selection could have been better IMHO.
Yeah she should have gone for the dance song route
Nothing Compares 2 U is Sinead and Sinead only.
She looked fantastic and love the whole atmosphere. Her voice was too whiny and felt like she was too focused to sound good. It was very emotional, loved it.
It was too slow and instrumentation was naff as fuck.. Vocally it was like Open Your Heart with Macklemoose.
I wish she did a fast number too ("Controversy" would have been stellar), BUT I guess she was way too devastated to even dance. She didn't want to celebrate his death, clearly.
Brave emotional tribute.
I do kind of understand the backlash from the public as vocally it was the wrong song to of chosen.
That part where she sings " It's been so lonely without you here "
Clearly this isn't one of her finest moments from the RH era
5 minutes ago, Flip The Switch said:
15 minutes ago, Flip The Switch said:
I never really cared for the "Purple Rain" segment, but I love the "Nothing Compares 2 U" part.
Maybe it's not perfect vocally, but there's something about her voice which totally gets me. Full of emotion, devastation and sadness. Everything comes from her heart and it shows in her vocals imo. When she starts the line "I know that living with me baby was sometimes hard", it's indeed a bit hard to listen to, but I love it overall.
Agree about the arrangment though. Those casio keyboard drum sounds are awful.
I liked it, couldn't understand the hate?
I don't hate it. I just don't love it. I was a bit disappointed especially as this was part of the amazeballs RH era.
Am I the only one who thinks she sounds good? NC2u is a really difficult song to sing. And I think she did a hell of a job. Especially considering the occasion, the emotion and the adrenaline. Of course people would give her shit. Madonna can never win. I'm glad she went up there and paid homage to her peer/friend/collaborator. People would be all over... say... THE WEEKND who was fumbling the lyrics to FUCKING PURPLE RAIN.
My favorite artist doing a tribute to my other favorite artist.
She gave a respectful, heartfelt and emotional performance.
I have nothing negative to say about this, I was heartbroken (and still am) and I totally shared her tears.
But hey, if there isn't some drama, it wouldn't be Madonna.
3 hours ago, Flip The Switch said:
Worship the Queen 👑
Forgettable. Was really hoping for Madonna to bring it hard. But it was her way of paying homage to someone she personally knew so who am I to judge.
I thought it was honest, emotional and beautiful. Was well received and praised at the time but once all the Madonna haters who thought she had no right to be there, spewed on her all over Twitter etc, she was then criticised for everything. It obviously meant a great deal to her, she showed him such respect and the backlash she received before the event for being chosen to perform plus also the disgusting comments well after the event was shameful in my opinion. Even suggesting she did not know Prince etc. The pure emotion she showed plus the shaking and tears in her eyes was real and true. She looked beautiful too.
4 hours ago, Flip The Switch said:
You can clearly see how emotional she was from the get go. She adored Prince so much.
It was OK.
It was a very emotional moment for me, that's all I can say...and actually I still get teary eyed when I listen
2 his music...I can't judge this properly.
I think a lot of the criticism was about them not choosing an African American artist with a soulful voice to do a tribute, which to some may be a fair criticism. But I think they were more going for an epic pop star giving a tribute to another epic pop star, considering there really aren't any left due to Michael Jacksons and Whitney Houstons death. There really isn't anyone left of that mega pop star level aside from Madonna (and arguably Cher).
Also, I love Madonna so much, but her voice does not easily translate to Prince's musical style. That is in no way a criticism of her voice, which I freaking LOVE. But his voice was funky and to be honest, I don't think anyone can really do justice covering his songs.
The instrumentation and perhaps song selection was not great. I would have loved it if she preformed Love Song with a male singer doing Prince's part. Anyone else think that Love Song would have been cool to hear?
I think she should have turned the performance down and instead given a speech the same way she did for MJ at the VMAs in 2009, and then she could have introduced Stevie Wonder. Personally that's my viewpoint.
And we should stop using "she was so full of emotions" as an excuse for her poor live vocals, really. Having some vocal lessons is more beneficial for her reputation at this point rather than directing yet another movie that nobody cares about.
I think she was trying to hard to outsing sinnead, because she sounded more like sinnead than prince´s version...it´s really difficult to cover such a famous song, probably she should have used a less famous one...but as somebody has said, the criticism would have still be there, I really think some people wanted an african american one.
That said, her tribute was better than bruno mars´ who was simply imitating him. D´angelo, Lenny kravitz.. have done good renditions too.
Why is it at the time when everyone was watching it live, everyone here was praising it and saying it was beautiful? But now everyone says it was awful? It seems to me people are influenced by the negativity of the media and social media instead of making up their own mind whether they like something. Everyone has to go along with the crowd and is scared to have an alternative opinion. A dance song would have been nice, but maybe not appropriate so soon after Prince's death. I thought her vocals were lovely and heart felt and she didn't deserve all the hate and ridicule.
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