Sunday, May 26, 2024

Watch Madonna’s Four Adopted Kids Sing and Play Elton John’s “Your Song” to the Material Mom on Her Birthday


For Madonna’s birthday, she posted a video to Instagram of her four adopted kids serenading her with Elton John’s “Your Song.” They’re probably too young to know about the three decade feud between Elton and Madonna. (Weird that Aretha Franklin died last year on Madonna’s bday. No wonder Madge’s tribute to Aretha at last years’s VMAs were all about…her.)

The tall kid in the video is David Banda, the first child Madonna adopted from Malawi. He’s 14, and looks like 24. Playing the piano is Mercy James, 13. There are also the twin girls Esthere and Stella, age 6, who are frequently featured on Madonna’s social media. They all look and sound happy and ebullient.

Where are Lourdes Leon and Rocco Ritchie, Madonna’s biological children? I’m sure they were just off camera. The rest of the guests? Extras?

Why is Madonna wearing an eyepatch with an X on it? Apparently she is still playing Madame X, the character she created for her recent album, a sales disappointment. At least she’s enjoyed this character. Madonna is 61 years old.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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