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Madonna gets €1.3m to perform at Eurovision in Israel

Madonna gets €1.3m to perform at Eurovision in Israel

The live show, which is watched by approximately 200 million viewers worldwide, sees each country submit an original song which is performed live.

The superstar will reportedly perform two songs, including a new single from an as-yet unconfirmed new album - with a price tag of $1.3 million United States dollars.

American pop superstar Madonna has been booked to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest being held in Tel Aviv next month, according to a local production company.

In an article by Variety, the legendary entertainer's representative confirmed her attendance to the annual singing competition in Tel Aviv with a 65-strong group of backup performers and crew.

Despite this, however, Eurovision organisers told the BBC that "No final decisions have been made, or agreements signed".

In any case, Eurovision 2019 has just officially acquired an extra element of excitement and memorability due to Madonna's confirmation.

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This year, the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday 18 May 2019.

The performance is likely to be highly controversial as other influential figures and singers have already called for a boycott of the event.

Israel's Netta won last year's contest with Toy.

Adams told the Jerusalem Post that the concert is likely to improve Israel's image across the world.

"Tell Madonna that performing at Eurovision in Israel means lending her star-power to cover up Israel's continued human rights abuses and harms the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality", said PACBI in the Tweet that came with the hashtag #MadonnaDontGo.

Reality show victor Michael Rice will represent the United Kingdom in this year's contest, performing a track called Bigger Than Us.