Madonna will perform in one of the breaks of the final of the Festival de Eurovision to be held in Israel on May 18. In his performance, the singer will perform two songs, as confirmed by the interpreter's press team. The pop queen will be seen by more than 180 million viewers when she takes the stage in Tel Aviv in what is one of the most watched television events in the world. Its appearance has been announced by the promoters Live Nation Israel. Madonna's press team confirmed the news to the BBC. However, the festival organizers have avoided giving details.
Rumors that he would act at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv have been circulating for months until they were confirmed on Monday through the Facebook pages of Live Nation Israel and Bluestone Entertainment, which are owned by Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary. "He will perform two songs, including a new song from his next album."
The singer has a long association with Israel and launched her MDNA tour in Tel Aviv in 2012. But an appearance at Eurovision could be controversial, since other musicians, including Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, They are asking that the contest be boycotted for human rights reasons. The show will take place in the country after the singer Netta won the contest last year in Lisbon.
Madonna's performance will cost around one million dollars, which will be covered by Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams, who has financed large-scale events and concerts in recent years as a way to support Israel and combat boycott movements. "I'm excited and proud to receive Madonna in Israel," Adams said in a statement to Jerusalem Post. "I believe that his performance, accompanied by dozens of professional backup dancers, will make a significant contribution to the success of the event and to the strengthening of Israel's positive brand in the world."