Ynet reports that the Production team for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 have expressed reservations about Madonna’s performance as an interval act.
Ynet reports that production officials at Eurovision 2019 are expressing concern about the planned performance by Madonna in Tel Aviv. The publication reports that they have reviewed the songs the singer is preparing to perform and found one of them to be inappropriate for the audience and atmosphere of the contest in May.
Despite the concerns raised by the production team it is stated that the head of the Israeli broadcaster has backed Madonna’s plans for Israel. He has according to Ynet, directed officials working on the contest not to intefere with the singers performance or the songs she wants to perform.
In addition to the reports from officials at the contest, concern has been expressed regarding an upcoming relase from the singer. Ynet explains that a song that is set to be released by Madonna next month could cause political controversey.
Yesterday Sylvan Adams who is financing the singers appearance at Eurovision commented on the discussions about Madonna performing at Eurovision 2019. The billionaire explained that:
We’ve reached out to Madonna to try to add a little bit of glitz to the event
Going on to add:
It’s looking very good that she’s going to come here and participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The appearance of Madonna at Eurovision is reported to cover over $1 million, and is being financed by Sylvan Adams himself. The billionaire views his role as a promoter of Israel on the international stage and bringing positive coverage to the nation. Mr Adams previously secured a stage of the Giro d’Italia, which saw the cycling event come to Israel for the first time.
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.