MUSIC: The American star, Madonna will sing two songs Saturday on the Eurovision 2019 stage in Tel Aviv
When, in early April, the Israeli media announced that Madonna would sing during the Eurovision 2019 Song Contest, it was thought the news was official. But this week, on the side of the press room of the contest, there was some doubt about the arrival of the American star in Tel Aviv ( Israel ). Monday, Jon Ola Sand, the executive supervisor of the event, said the singer has not yet signed a contract, his presence on the scene of the final on Saturday, was no guarantee.
This Thursday, the Israeli channel Kan, which ensures the production of the Eurovision 2019 confirmed that these last days were “tense” but that Madonna, arrived Tuesday in Israel, ended by signing the said contract and that it is so “now official” that she will be in the game.
Forty choristers and 25 dancers
The 60-year-old star, who is about to release a new album, Ms. X , has arrived in Israel surrounded by 135 people including 40 singers, 25 dancers and a team of technicians, according to press reports. Much of the bill would be paid by the Israeli-Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams, according to the press.
During the interval act, that is to say after the passage of the 26 candidates in the running and before the announcement of the points, Madonna will sing two songs . To know his tube Like a Prayer and a new single, Future , duet with the rapper Quavo.
Protest against “violation of Palestinian rights”
As a reminder, the announcement last month of his arrival sparked a controversy, fueled by many artists or organizations supporting the call for boycott of Israel to protest against “the violation of Palestinian rights.” “I will never stop playing music to comply with any political demands, nor will I stop publicly speaking out against human rights violations anywhere in the world,” said Tuesday. singer, according to statements relayed by the media.
The final of Eurovision will be broadcast this Saturday, live on France 2, from 9pm. Bilal Hassani will defend the chances of France with his song Roi .