January 17, 2012 21:15

Elton John's civil partner David Furnish: 'Madonna's Golden Globes win was a fluke'

'Can you sing Madonna's song? Can you hum it?' says angry filmmaker

Elton John's civil partner David Furnish: 'Madonna's Golden Globes win was a fluke'

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Elton John's civil partner David Furnish has described Madonna's win at the Golden Globes as "a fluke" and said the "integrity" of the awards should be questioned.

Madonna scooped the Best Original Song gong at the awards ceremony held earlier this week (January 15) for her song 'Masterpiece', which is taken from the soundtrack to WE, a film she also directed.

However, with Elton John nominated for his track 'Hello, Hello' from Gnomeo and Juliet, Furnish told the New York Post that the Queen of Pop didn't deserve the prize.

Furnish said:

I think it was a fluke… When this happens you have to question the integrity of the awards. Did Madonna get the Golden Globe because she attended the awards and agreed to be a presenter?


He went on to add: "Can you sing Madonna's song? Can you hum it? it's a song nobody has heard, from a film few have seen. The award should have gone to Mary J. Blige or Elton. I like Madonna's music, but not her movies. She should stick to what she is good at."

Madonna announced last week that she will release her 12th studio album MDMA, which is her first since 2008's 'Hard Candy' and has been produced by William Orbit and Martin Solveig, on March 12. The title of the LP was criticised by anti-drug commentators who said that her choice was "ill-advised".

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