Madonna's derided Eurovision performance cleaned up for YouTube audience
Madonna attends the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
JERUSALEM -- The Queen of Pop has cleaned up her act.
After her much-panned performance in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, Madonna's official YouTube channel released a noticeably touched-up version.
Music critics and others weighed in online, saying she auto-tuned her vocals to fix flaws in her live show. Fan-produced videos splicing her pitch-perfect version with the original have circulated widely.
Many had complained she sang off-key while performing her classic hit, "Like a Prayer," and new single, "Future," from her forthcoming album "Madame X."
Madonna's representatives did not respond to requests for comment.
Canadian-Israeli billionaire Sylvan Adams paid over $1 million to bring Madonna to Eurovision. She also caused a stir by injecting politics into the ostensibly non-political affair, with two of her dancers sporting Israeli and Palestinian flags.