Walla reports that Madonna who is due to appear at the Eurovision 2019 Grand Final, has not yet signed the contract for her appearance.
Israeli media reports that despite Madonna being one of the headline acts at the Eurovision Song Contest, a contract has still yet to be signed for her appearance. Following the removal of any mention of Madonna from the press booklet issued by the EBU, it has emerged that no contract has been signed yet between the singer and the host broadcaster.
According to Walla, a contract has still not been signed between Madonna, KAN, the EBU and Silvan Adams who is paying the fee for her appearance. The news outlet reports that the performance that Madonna wishes to give in Tel Aviv is far more technical than first anticipated. As a result her fee for appearing has gone from $1.35 million to $1.8 million.
Complications have also arisen around copyright and the songs that the singer wishes to perform. The report adds that Madonna wanted to change her performance from “Like a Prayer” and a song from her new album, to two songs off of her new album. Sources speaking to Walla state that the singer and her management appear to have backed down from removing “Like a Prayer” from her performance. A source speaking to Walla said:
Madonna is expected to come with her own lighting and her own director, and this could significantly harm all our preparations for the Eurovision, in terms of rehearsals, lighting locations, cameras and more, because it comes with its own team that has its own requirements. It is irresponsibly problematic. If she finally arrives, I think Madonna’s visit is going to be the biggest mess ever. It’s going to be a nightmare I’ve produced.