Madonna reportedly in talks to perform at Eurovision

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Organisers of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest and Madonna’s team are reportedly in talks for her to perform during this year’s competition in Israel.

Tel Aviv, Israel will serve as this year’s host after Netta Barzilai won last year’s contest in Portugal.

According to multiple media reports, Israeli-Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams spent the last month in negotiations with Madonna’s camp.

Israel and indeed Australia, located in Europe for Eurovision Song Contest

Adams is reportedly picking the tab of over a million dollars to bring the pop icon to Europe’s greatest party. Despite their actual geographic locations, Eurovision defines Israel and Australia as European countries to make both eligible to compete.

Adams’ camp believes that her appearance will provide a big boost for the song competition. Undoubtedly, Madonna’s fans will flock to the host country.

“We are in round-the-clock negotiations with Madonna’s people and we hope that in the next few days we will sign her arrival at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.”

Israeli businessman Daniel Benaim, Adams’ business partner, indicated happiness with the progress of the negotiations.

“I can happily say that there is a green light from the philanthropist Sylvan Adams,” he said, according to the Jerusalem Post.

“We’re currently… sitting and working out the details, and everything looks good and positive.”

But the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation have yet to confirm the international superstar’s appearance on the show.

“Currently, we are formulating the artistic performances for the 2019 Eurovision,” a network representative told the Post.

“When the time comes, we will publish the list of the artists taking part.”

The city’s Expo Tel Aviv convention centre hosts the competition this year. Forty-two countries will send entries.

This weekend, Australians will vote in a special selection event held on the Gold Coast. It will choose the act Australia sends to Israel.

Ten performers will take part in our inaugural Eurovision selection show, which will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 8 and 9, hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey.

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