Fox News: ”It was Madonna everyone wanted to see”
It was Madonna everyone wanted to see, and even the most jaded of the A-list poured out from behind the celebrity barrier to catch her three song set of “Like a Prayer,” “Ray of Light,” and “Music.” Dressed in her white mom-goes-to-a-chic dinner suit Madonna launched the first song with a gospel choir and had the newly dense crowd swaying and clapping. But was this Madonna or a replacement android? Maybe she even sensed it. By the time “Ray of Light” began off came the jacket, up went the middle finger, and she sent out the F-word to wake up her old fans. Madonna was back!
And here’s the thing: she’s never looked better. Her face is tight and shining. Her body is lithe as ever. Her voice is rich, supple and perfect. However she’s doing it, Madonna is defying logic. She’s doing Madonna, and while it seems a little sterile compared to the real Madonna, it works. She’s still the superstar. Joss Stone, the 18-year-old phenom, should take note: you can have a great voice but you need a persona. Madonna’s is overflowing.
But Madonna, like U2 and Coldplay, did not stick around long to take bows. She was in and she was out, a passing ship through the back area even though she lives in London and probably could have stuck around. (Maybe she was worried about the London Underground not running after midnight. Only London would make sure not have to trains running with 200,000 people outside at a late public gathering. You sort of see how Monty Python got its ideas.)
From an article by Roger Friedman, Fox News