Madonna will reportedly perform at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.The European Broadcasting Union has confirmed to Haaretz that the singer will perform two songs at the event, which is being hosted by Israel.
One track will be a well-known single, while the other will be a new song. Reports previously indicated Madonna and the contest’s producers were at odds as the new song contains political messages.The superstar’s performance has allegedly cost $1 million, with billionaire businessman Sylvan Adams – who has settled in Tel Aviv – footing the bill.
Israel are set to host the singing competition after the country’s entry – Netta, with the song “Toy” – won the 2018 edition. The choice of location has caused much controversy, with calls from around the world to boycott the ceremony.
Peter Gabriel, Vivienne Westwood and Roger Waters were among 50 British cultural figures to sign an open letter asking the BBC to push the organisers on moving the competition to another country.