Earlier this week, international pop icon Madonna released “Medellín”, the first single off her upcoming album Madame X. It led fans to wonder if Madonna and collaborator Maluma would perform the song at Eurovision 2019. Now Israel media has revealed one of the songs Madonna will sing at the grand final.
The Walla! news site reports that Madonna will perform her 1989 international hit single “Like a Prayer”. The song was released in March 1989 and the performance will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release.
“Like a Prayer” was the lead single of Madonna’s fourth album, also titled Like a Prayer. The song kicked off a new phase of Madonna’s career, and saw her appreciated not just as a pop star but as a musical artist.
The song includes gospel elements and explores themes of religious devotion and romantic love. The music video also looked at issues of race in America. The video was considered controversial at the time and was condemned by the Vatican.
Walla! also reports that Madonna will sing one more song, a selection from her new album Madame X. Walla!‘s source claims that Madonna is choosing between album tracks “Future” (with American rapper Quavo) or “Dark Ballet”. Her new single “Medellín” is not a contender for Eurovision.
While all these rumours are emerging from behind the scenes, the Madonna has still not been officially confirmed as a guest performer at Eurovision 2019.
However, the unconfirmed news has been enough to grab the attention of the veteran rocker Roger Waters. The Pink Floyd founder has written an open letter to Madonna, in which he urges the pop icon to not perform in Israel. The letter follows Waters’ previous open letter, in which he unsuccessfully tried to persuade Conan Osirís to boycott the Israel-hosted Eurovision.
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