Madonna has been confirmed as performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
International star Madonna will be performing as part of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. According to Haaretz, the European Broadcasting Union has confirmed that the singer will be appearing on stage in May as part of the competition.
She is expected to be performing two songs as part of her set for the contest. Her performance will feature one existing song, as well as a new release. The new release has caused controversey among the production crew due an apparent political message in her new song.
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.
Madonna’s fee is not something that the host broadcaster KAN would have been able to fund itself. The broadcaster has a limited budget for the contest in May, that has had to be funded by a loan.
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.