Washington: Madonna fans have a reason to rejoice, as the singer will perform live at the 2019 Eurovision Song contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. The contest, which is scheduled from May 14 to 18, will comprise of participants coming from 43 countries to showcase their talent for music.
As per the reports confirmed by the representatives of the singer to the Variety, Madonna will perform two songs which are a classic from her repertoire and a new single, at the show’s finale on May 18.
Since 1956, Eurovision has become a much-loved annual event across Europe. Last year’s winner was Israeli Netta Barzilai, who took the top prize in Lisbon, Portugal with the song “Toy.” The 64th edition of the contest will be broadcast around the world from the Expo Tel Aviv International Convention Centre in Israel with semi-final shows on May 14 and 16, and the final broadcast on May 18.
To participate in the contest, the participants from each country need to submit an original song, which is performed live. Once all the songs are performed then viewers in each country gets to vote for their favourite apart from their own country. The votes are converted into points and the countries with most points are awarded the winners.
Some of the renown countries who have emerged as winners in the past are Swedish pop group ABBA, who won in 1974 with the now legendary song “Waterloo,” and Canadian singer Celine Dion, who represented Switzerland in 1988 with the winning entry “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi.”
Madonna last performed in Tel Aviv, most recently in 2012 as a part of her MDNA tour.