Wow. So by now, whether you love Eurovision, kind of like it, dislike it but still watch it, or are super cool and love to remind people you hate it every single day, you might’ve heard about Madonna’s €1.5 million performance in Tel Aviv on Saturday night. If you were unlucky enough, you might’ve even watched it yourself.
Facebook, Twitter and every single social media platform around the world went hard on the 60-year-old’s performance, and let’s be honest for a second; it wasn’t the best.
I mean, here; check it out for yourselves.
Because this is 2019, people did not hold back from dragging the “Queen of Pop Since 1983” for her less-than-perfect performance
And while there were too many statuses to choose from (literally dozens popped up on everyone’s Facebook feed while the performance was still going on), one Maltese person’s reaction seems to have struck a particularly strong chord, probably because of who she is… and who the people angrily reacting to her were.
Maltese influencer and model Valentina Rossi, in her typically brutal honesty, quickly drew the connection between Madonna’s anticlimactic vocals on the night and the fact that it cost organisers over a million Euro to fly her to Tel Aviv
Seeing as worldwide disappointment was pretty much the general reaction as Madonna strutted her stuff on stage for 10 minutes, you’d think Rossi’s comment wouldn’t be that controversial
Well, it turns out you’d actually be wrong.
Over the course of dozens upon dozens of comments, people came in with some pretty strong reactions to Valentina Rossi’s shady (and quite frankly true) initial status that Madonna’s vocals left much to be desired on the night.
From people saying Madonna still remains one of pop music’s biggest legends to the classic “let’s see you do better yourself before you comment,” Rossi’s wall was quickly inundated with attacks, arguments and YouTube links dug up from across the decades.
Soon enough, as more big Maltese big names like Ira Losco, Carina and Peter Carbonaro weighed in on the matter, things extended across multiple Facebook posts and comments… and some jabs quickly got personal
From people jumping to Valentina’s defence bringing up previous drama in the scene (#CarinaSosaGate anyone?) to the instant and very personal leap from “you didn’t like the artist I love so I hate this” to “you’re only popular because of your mother”, comments quickly got very brutal very quickly.
Somewhere in the midst of all the drama, Valentina and her peers got sarcastically called “music experts”. As more hundreds of comments poured in, the radio host-model-influencer tried to quell the fires by posting one last time. “I finally realised that Madonna’s performance was amazing last Saturday during the ESC. Tajjeb Peter? Għax that’s all you like to read I guess from us ‘music experts’.”
And of course, for another time, all hell broke loose.
So whether you watched Madonna’s performance, have yet to check it out, or are extremely edgy in that you don’t give a fuck about anything, it’s safe to safe a lot of Maltese people had a trainload of feelings about her Eurovision appearance last Saturday… and about whoever dared say it wasn’t the best we’ve ever seen from a seasoned pop veteran.