What’s it like to audition for Madonna? In anticipation of Showtime’s December 9th airing of Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, the network has released a behind-the-scenes look at the Queen of Pop’s auditioning of backup dancers. It looks both grueling and rewarding, which isn’t surprising. Hard work and perfectionism have long been part of Madonna’s brand image, and no one could ever accuse of her making anything look easy. The proof is in the pocket, as Madonna’s brand is also one of success. As Billboard points out, she is the highest grossing solo artist in the magazine’s history. Yes, once again, she’s also made the Forbes list of highest paid women in music. For 2016, Madonna earned $76 million and placed third behind Taylor Swift ($170 million) and Adele ($80.5 million).
Check out the audition video, and the Rebel Heart promo video, below.
Watch Madonna Audition Dancers for Her Rebel Heart Tour: Exclusive Video
As Billboard gears up to honor the one and only Madonna as the 2016 Woman of the Year, Showtime is premiering her new concert film Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour on Friday, Dec. 9, which documents her blockbuster Rebel Heart Tour (which sold more than 1 million tickets and earned her $170 million — no big deal). Ahead of the concert film’s premiere, Billboard is excited to share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Madonna’s dancer audition process.
In the clip, which you can watch below, we get a backstage pass to witness quite possibly the hardest working backup dancers in the business as they sweat their asses off to earn a spot on Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, which boasted some of the Queen of Pop’s most astonishing choreography in years.
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