Omer Adam will not be performing at the Eurovision Song Contest, due to its rehearsals taking place during Sabbath.
Omer Adam has decided to turn down an offer to be one of the interval acts at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The singer’s publicist informed the Israeli press saying;
Omer Adam was asked to participate in the artistic performance of Eurovision 2019. After the two sides met, and in light of the fact that the general rehearsals take place on the Sabbath, Omer decided not to take part despite the great honor and thanks [the organizers] for the invitation from the bottom of his heart.
Two interval acts for the contest have already been revealed in the Israeli press. Netta Barzilai (Winner of Eurovision 2018) and Dana International (Winner of Eurovision 1998) will be making an appearance at the event and possibly performing. Netta is expected to perform in the first semi-final of the show as has been tradition in recent years, as well as the Grand Final.
It was reported yesterday that KAN is working with the contests producers to find international talent to perform at the competition in Tel Aviv. Among the artists being considered according to Israeli media are Elton John and Coldplay.
Tel Aviv will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in the Expo Tel Aviv (International Convention Centre) on May 14, 16 and 18 2019. After receiving bids from several cities across Israel, the final two remaining candidate cities were Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. KAN recommended Tel Aviv to the Reference Group.
Source: World Israel News