Watch: Madonna Performs "B--ch I'm Madonna" On Fallon/ Performs "Holiday" With Jimmy Fallon?
Last night, Madonna took to Jimmy Fallon, to perform “B—ch I’m Madonna,” live for the first time.
Watching the performance, left me quite confused. I think the media has to notice, that at times, older artist in the industry, get a pass for some of their recent performances, due to their previous achievements. If this wasn’t Madonna, and perhaps a younger artist, I’m sure there would be much of a different viewpoint towards the performance. (Even though, Madonna still receives backlash from the media)
Still though, while Madonna is considered a legend to some, I don’t feel she receives the recognition she deserves as an artist. I mean, you have to look toward the credits. Even if you don’t want to admit it, I personally believe Madonna is a hard-working artist in the industry, and at times I do feel older artist, in the industry have to work 2x as hard. I’m glad, BBC Radio really opened up toward why they won’t do airplay towards Madonna’s material. It was quite obvious, but I didn’t want it to be much of a suspicion of mine, but this really opens up, towards how the music industry works. I personally, wouldn’t consider this a good performance though. Energetic and good are two different things, regarding a performance. I’m not going to praise Madonna, for her energy, as there is more to a performance. Something about the performance just seemed fake to me, how the performance starts off with a sock, which leads to Madonna checking her makeup. Much chaos, went on backstage on Jimmy Fallon.. I can tell you that much, and I personally think Madonna’s backup dancers really save her, toward many of her recent performances. What Madonna did out there last night, was nothing she could do solo. Not to say, some of the choreography was great. I mean, they’re two viewpoints toward how you can see this performance. I, as a true music lover, just didn’t see it for the performance, while others would see Madonna having fun, which she was. I could very well agree with Toya’z World, regarding her Miley Cyrus comment. This could very well, come across as similar to a performance from Miley Cyrus. Not the styling of the performance, but the chaos or antics from Madonna. I mean, how she randomly went in the audience, and put a man’s face toward her … private area. Something about this, could’ve definitely been set up, considering he was the only audience member on the show, who was sitting. I just hope I manage to have that much energy, when I’m around my .. 50s?..., and maybe I shouldn’t even say that. I’ve always considered Madonna to be an artist in her 60s, because that’s what I’ve always thought for years based on her appearance, which is why I was proud of her, for how hard she works, but now this really brings a lot to reality. Still, she’s working hard, regarding promotion. I mean, no hit singles, and not much airplay towards her recent singles. That says a lot itself.
Everyone has their fun moments though. Overall, I would’ve actually loved to join the action behind this performance. Maybe not everything, but you get the point. Check out Madonna’s performance below.
Perhaps Madonna's performance of "Holiday" will interest her maturer audience.