She’s sold 300 million records worldwide and won seven Grammy awards.
And in May, Madonna will add another accolade to her illustrious career when she performs as an interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Israeli outlet Haaretz revealed the news today, reporting the star has been paid a $1m fee and will perform a two song-set.
Billionaire businessman Sylvan Adams has stepped in to foot the bill for the material girl.
Madonna at Eurovision 2019
First reports that KAN had approached the global icon to be the primary interval act for Eurovision 2019 in mid-January.
Madonna has strong connections with Israel, including her Israeli manager, Guy Oseray, her Hebrew name Esther – adopted back in 2004 – and her well-known connection to Kabbalah.
The performance will mark her fourth in Israel and first concert in seven years. The star last sang in Israel back in 2012.
The “Vogue” hit maker is expected to be joined by 160-person in Tel Aviv and will arrive four days before the Grand Final takes place.
Ynet reports that Assaf Blecher will be responsible for her appearance in Israel. His past credits include producing coverage of the red carpet at the American Music Awards and the Oscars.
Ynet also says the live production company has teased that two further artists may appear during Madonna’s performance. The star has previously shared the stage with artists including Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Speaking about the news of his donation of the concert to the contest Sylvan Adams said:
“I am excited and proud to host Madonna in Israel and bring her to the Eurovision. I believe that her participation in the event will dramatically enhance the media exposure that the State of Israel will receive and will contribute significantly to the success of the Eurovision Song Contest and the branding of Israel in the world.”
Madonna follows in the footsteps of previous interval acts including Aqua and Justin Timerblake.
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