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.

What do you think? What songs would you like to hear Madonna perform at the grand final? Tell us your thoughts below!

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ErikSWE
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ErikSWE

Like a Prayer – what a godly bass!!

josh
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josh

Why not Hung Up???? 🙁

Linda Schuurman
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Linda Schuurman

All by myself would be a good idea ?

BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO
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BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO

Play FROZen too

keith mawson
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keith mawson

frozen my favorite song of hers and la isla bonita

Joe
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Joe

Man alive, Roger Waters can’t give it a rest, can he? What’s gonna happen when they inevitably get to the contest? We gonna get some shocked Pikachu face or what?

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Good to see our American prespective deliverer back!

keith mawson
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keith mawson

he is an ageing killjoy saddo , let him stew no doubt he will pull a daily mail sad face as madge gives him the finger

esc stan
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esc stan

I really hope she performs Vogue as well

Hubert
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Hubert

I’m so jealous of all who bought the tickets for the final 😀 it’s really a once in a lifetime that you get to see Madonna live at eurovision… The best two things in the world that can happen.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

What is the song that has the Abba riff at the start (Gimme gimme gimme) She should do that one would be a nice nod.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

“Hung up”, wouldn’t be a bad choice either.

Minerva
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Minerva

Even ‘Frozen’ or ‘Ray of Light’ would be great choices that would keep the crowd enthusiastic on Eurovision night. I really don’t get why she picked ‘Like a Prayer’ (other than perhaps she is trying to send a message?)

Bigger
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Bigger

I think Like a Prayer is one of the most well known songs of her and most can sing along. I was for a long time not into her music, but I knew that song together with Hung Up. I know Frozen, but only if I hear the melody

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I hear you call my name
And it feels like…
Home.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

It wouldn’t, cause
1. it’s 2.5 minutes too long
2. just try to recreate this video with six people limit.
I’m not fun at parties.

Fatima
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Fatima

I think you’ve made a good point Skiwalko. Mega-successful acts aren’t subject to the same restrictions as a ESC performer. Justin Timberlake didn’t, but it would be nice to see Madonna try.

David
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David

Sounds good, and it is especially fitting, as this year’s contest takes place in the Holy Land.

Darren
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Darren

I really am against these “superstars” performing as interval acts at ESC. Unless the act is actually from the host country….I find it nonsensical. JT in 2016 was random and so to is Madge in 2019.
If Madonna where to be an interval act, it would have made more sense to have her last year, seeing as she lives in Lisbon and her new music is Portuguese inspired as well as dueting with a Portuguese artist.
The current agenda at ESC is to turn it into just another entertainment show like X Factor, something that it never was.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Would love to have Celine come to ESC to perform. ESC gave her everything

Denis
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Denis

Yes, that is what fans wants, her best song! “Like A Prayer” never gets old. It is pop done at it’s best. Hopefully she brings the choir along. Maybe John Lundvik*s Mamas can join 🙂

tim
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tim

I’m very open minded, but really, this is bad taste even for me.

Jack
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Jack

Roger waters has also tried to persuade Katerine duska in a new video. He just needs to get a life asap

Minerva
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Minerva

What about her video? I can’t see something that would spark controversy. It’s supposed to be inspired by Renaissance paintings…

tim
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tim

Katerine’s video is about spirit cooking. Marina Abramovic. Search for yourself.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

silly old git should stay in the pub

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Controversial choice, also is it a coincidence that we have Good Friday today?

tim
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tim

Madonna is 100% PR. In other context, ‘Like A Prayer’ would’ve been labeled ‘schlager’.

Jonas J
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Jonas J

I couldn’t care a monkey! This year’s contest is a disgarce form beginning to finish!

tim
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tim

Yes, you are right. Too many news about Madonna. Is this ESC anymore? And Daily Digest is almost gone, Riga pre-party hadn’t its own article, just for being pre party it deserved it. Instead we know what Madonna does. Why?

Yaniv
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Yaniv

Are you criticizing wiwibloggs capability bringing you all the news and best interviews of Eurovision. I think they do a remarkable job without putting something a head of another

Joshua
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Joshua

I’d wait until the actual show to say something like that, but I agree that things aren’t so promising.

Makis
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Makis

No one cares, honey. Give us more Eurovision news, not an overview of how to try to resurrect a completely dead career.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Yey, us two have the same opinion. Iconic day haha. Honestly, my favorite song of her with a close “Ghost Town”

Nguyet Huynh
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Nguyet Huynh

I love “Ghost town” too 😀

tim
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tim

This is why Madonna in Eurovision was a bad idea. For the next 29 days we will know her every move. It’s “Madonna-Show” now.

Charles II
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Charles II

It’s madonna’s show only if you’re willing to treat it as such. For the rest of us, it’s just another article