She’s got The X Factor: Simon Cowell is ‘desperate to sign up Madonna for live show performance this year’

She holds the crown as the best-selling female artist of all time with over 300 million albums sold to date.
But there’s one thing the Queen of Pop hasn’t checked off her list during her lengthy career, and that’s performing on The X Factor.
Madonna, who has never appeared on any kind of talent show before, looks set to make a change by inking a deal with media mogul Simon Cowell to debut her new music on his flagship show.


A source told The Sun: ‘It’s looking very hopeful Madonna will perform, possibly in November on one of the live shows.
‘There are a lot of big names releasing music at that time, but she’s absolutely the number one name we are trying to secure.’


‘She needs her next album to be a success in the UK and a performance on ITV in front of 12 million people would be the best platform,’ a show insider added to the paper.
The X Factor – which will see the return of head judge Simon, series regular Louis Walsh, fan favourite Cheryl Cole and the new addition of straight-talking Spice Girl Mel B – has managed to secure major musical acts over the last few years.
From the early series where homegrown talent Robbie Williams and Westlife were a staple, to recent years where pop princesses Beyonce, Rihanna and Katy Perry have graced the stage, the talent has been indisputably A-list.


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Nicki Minaj ‘Anaconda’ Single Artwork Inspired by Madonna: NSFW Cover Just ‘Stood Out’ for New ‘The Pinkprint’ Track

Nicki Minaj sent the world into a tizzy late last month by releasing some pretty scandalous, sexy and definitely NSFW cover art for her new sizzling The Pinkprint single “Anaconda.” Featuring her big booty in full force with nothing but a G-string thong, sports bra and some Air Jordans on, Minaj is now speaking out on the controversial cover… and of course it was inspired by Madonna.

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest yesterday (Aug. 4), Minaj spoke about the cover art, noting that is was a callback to the beginning of her career. She called out the legendary Madonna for being one pop megastar that never shied away from being a little scandalous and unapologetically herself.

“[My manager Gee] was thinking that it may be too over the top, and I said, ‘Well you know, in the beginning of my career, I did pictures like that, I did photo shoots like that,’ and I didn’t want to lose that sense of who I am,” Minaj said. “I feel like one of the people I look up to the most was Madonna, and she’s never stopped pushing the envelope. She’s never stopped taking risks, and I don’t ever want to stop doing that either.”

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Madonna and Lady Gaga face off over headline act at Berlin anniversary

THE fall of the Berlin Wall represented former enemies uniting as one.


But for pop rivals Madonna and Lady Gaga it apparently means the exact opposite.

The divas are going to war, again, over a headline slot to mark the 25th anniversary of the historic date in the German capital on November 9.

We hear both ladies are gunning for the gig, which is rumoured to be attended by Hollywood heavyweights such as Steven Spielberg, 67, Brad Pitt, 50, and Angelina Jolie.

But neither is willing to play as a supporting act to the other, meaning organisers of the festivities may have to choose between them.

A German mole told us: “Madonna and Gaga are equally desperate for the honour of performing. They both like to think of themselves as very political, and will also have new albums to promote by then. It could reignite their long-running feud as the date draws nearer because neither are used to being told no.

“However it’s highly likely organisers would choose the Queen of Pop over Gaga, if push came to shove.”

It’s no secret there’s no love lost between Her Madgesty, 55, and Mother Monster, 28, seen left walking her dog in NYC.

Madonna labelled the young pretender “reductive” in 2012 amid accusations that Gaga’s song Born This Way ripped off her own 80s classic Express Yourself.

But maybe they could use this opportunity to tears down their walls, duet and make up.

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Katy Perry & Madonna’s Friendship Should Help the “Dark Horse” Singer Immensely

In addition to being singers who kissed girls and liked it, it appears that Katy Perry and Madonna have far more in common than anyone realized. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the 29-year-old pop star discussed the benefits of therapy and her plans for motherhood, while quickly dismissing any conversation about her failed marriage to Russell Brand. Besides, there are much more interesting subjects to cover, like the fact that Perry counts Madonna as one of her friends.

Madonna released her first album a year before Perry was even born, so Madge probably has a ton of useful advice for a singer who likely hopes to follow in the veteran performer’s musical footsteps. Who knows exactly what specific words of wisdom Madonna may have offered Perry thus far, but judging by the “Dark Horse” singer’s description of how the friendship formed, Madonna’s all about trust.

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