Surrounded by controversy, Madonna appeared onstage at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, held in Israel’s capital, Tel Aviv.
Taking to the Eurovision stage on Saturday, she opened her brief set with her 1989 hit “Like A Prayer”. Sporting an X-embossed eypatch over one eye (an apparent reference to her upcoming album Madame X), she was accompanied by backup dancers dressed as medieval monks.
However, The Guardian described her vocals as “pitchy” and the performance “excruciating,” while numerous people commented on Twitter that her voice appeared to be off-key.
She was then joined onstage by Migos member Quavos for their new collab “Future”, with the two holding hands as the song ended while the words “Wake Up” were projected onto a large screen in the background at the end.
On social media, reaction to Madonna’s performance was decidedly mixed, with some absolutely loving while others thought it was terrible — including British TV personality Piers Morgan, who defined the performance as career-ending.
With reaction to Madonna’s performance all over the map, the following tweet offers an illustration of just how divided the opinions are:
Meanwhile, some viewers were simply confused about the eyepatch:
Check out more comments from the Twitterverse: