Eurovision finally CONFIRMS Madonna will perform two songs at the 2019 song contest in Israel and will debut her new single Future
Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday.
News of the 60-year-old pop star’s appearance was confirmed on Thursday in a statement from the Eurovision officials.
The music icon will sing ‘Like A Prayer’ with a 35-strong choir, marking 30 years since the release of the 1989 hit for the competition’s final.
Confirmed! Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday after Eurovision officials confirmed in a statement on Thursday
She will also perform a world exclusive of brand-new single ‘Future’ with American rapper Quavo during the interval of the competition.
Jon Ola Sand, executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: ‘We are pleased to finally confirm that the incomparable music icon Madonna will join us at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
‘Performing live during the biggest entertainment show in the world will be a special moment for everyone – not least the fans.
On stage: The music icon will perform ‘Like A Prayer’ and her brand new song Future with American rapper Quavo for the competition’s Grand Final on Saturday
‘The talent on display in the competition this year is phenomenal and I’m sure the artists will further be inspired by her incredible performance and staging,’ he said, calling it ‘an evening to remember’.
The exciting news comes just days after speculation the Material Girl hit maker’s performance, which is believed to have cost organisers $1 million, was ‘at risk’ after she had not yet signed a contract.
Mr Sand told the BBC: ‘The European Broadcasting Union has never confirmed Madonna as an act.
Done deal: The exciting news comes just days after speculation the Material Girl hit maker’s performance was ‘at risk’ after she had not yet signed a contract
‘If we do not have a signed contract she cannot perform on our stage.’
The Eurovision performance would be Madonna’s fourth in Israel, the mother-of-six previously performed in the state in 1993, 2009 and 2012.
It was claimed in April that the superstar has already butted heads with the contest’s producers – because the song she had planned to debut contained a political message.
She’s back: The Eurovision performance would be Madonna’s fourth in Israel, the mother-of-six previously performed in the state in 1993, 2009 and 2012