Recently it has been reported that the Israeli Eurovision broadcaster KAN, was in negotiations with legendary pop superstar Madonna to perform as the interval act during the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019 on 18th May. However the Israeli news site YNET is now reporting today that her participation is doubtful due to a ‘objectionable’ song choice.
It is understood that the singer has already sent a provisional song list over to the broadcaster and that one of the songs to be performed would be seen as controversial and inappropriate. Many at KAN wish to respect Madonna’s artistic integrity, and it is believed the Director General of KAN favours letting her choose her own material without interference.
To add extra flames to the fire, it is also being reported in Israel that Madonna has filmed a ‘political advertisement’ which would lead to further controversy. How or when she intends to release this remains unknown at this time.
The singer herself has demanded a payment of around 1 million dollars to perform, and the fee is expected to be met by Canadian-Israeli billionaire Sylvan Adams. Yesterday he stated that it was ‘looking very good’ that she will at the Grand Final.
Sylvan told Israeli Channel 12 news that:
We’ve reached out to Madonna to try and add a little bit of glitz to the event. It’s looking very good that’s she’s going to come here and participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The 60 year old singer would be quite the addition to the final, following on from fellow American superstar Justin Timberlake performing during the 2016 interval, which you can relive below:
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