Madonna To Perform At Eurovision Song Contest In Israel

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is getting a big boost in celebrity wattage.

The BBC is reporting that Madonna will be performing at the annual televised event, which is taking place this year in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Madonna will take the stage to perform on May 18.

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While Madonna’s team reportedly confirmed the news to the BBC, Eurovision organizers have kept mum, saying in a statement, “No final decisions have been made, or agreements signed.”

The Facebook pages for Live Nation Israel and Bluestone Entertainment, co-owned by Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary, have both gone public with the announcement, telling fans that the singer will “perform two songs, including a new song from her upcoming album.”

It is also reported that Madonna’s performance is expected to cost an estimated $1 million, with Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams covering the cost.

“I’m excited and proud to host Madonna in Israel,” Adams told the Jerusalem Post.¬†“I believe her 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 branding in the world.”

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Adams has financed a number of big events in Israel to support the country in the face of boycott movements. Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has called for a boycott of Eurovision, citing human rights concerns over Israel’s treatment and occupation of Palestinians.

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