MTV UK reviews Madonna’s performance
Madonna has brought an impressive Live Earth to an impressive close, with a huge treat-filled performance.
The Queen of Pop shined like a polished eco car on the giant stage, as she has done for the past 20 years, delivering a set full of planet-saving messages, special guests, swearing and dozens of well fit backing dancers.
Madonna kicked things off with ‘Hey You‘, the specially penned song full of urges to everyone to do their bit, for which she brought out a load of smiley school-kids to provide backing vocals.
“If you wanna save the planet, I wanna see you jump up and down!” said Madonna as she took things up a notch for ‘Ray Of Light’ armed with her guitar. “Come on, motherf*ckers! Jump!”
And jump they did. Then time for more planet saving. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Al Gore for giving the world the wake up call it so badly needs,” she said. “And for starting an avalanche of awareness that we’re running out of time. Tonight’s concert is not just about entertainment, it’s about a revolution. Amen.”
Then she brought out two of her mates from Gogol Bordello to join her for a rip-roaring, and wonderfully weird, performance of ‘La Isla Bonita‘, which saw the Bordello boys screaming and thrashing their guitar and violin like they were on fire.
And to bring the whole day and night to a close was ‘Hung Up‘, complete with loads of topless backing dancers showing off their six-packs and pretty nipples, disco lights, and some audience participation befitting the giant stadium event. “Time goes by… so slowly!” screamed the thousands of Live Earth attendees.
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Props to the organisers of Live Earth, it’s been something special. Now it’s over to you to save the planet. Do your bit or Madonna will bite your legs off.