Madonna’s continued presence at the Tel Aviv Eurovision Song Contest is still doubtful, as the organizers say there is still no signed contract for being in the Saturday finale.
The American and British publicists of the world star announced in April that Madonna is a star guest of the Tel Aviv Festival. BBC News, however, quoted Jon Ola Sand, one of the festival’s leaders, on Monday, saying that the star’s performance was never confirmed by the European Broadcasting Association (EBU), and Madonna could only enter the festival if she signed a signed contract. At the same time, Sand added that both parties wanted the action, only the strange situation that they had not yet reached agreement on the contract.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Madonna is starting to try in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, but it is not clear what production will be replaced in the midst of Saturday’s finals.
In the previously announced program of the festival, the organizers also raised four previous winners: Conchita Wurst, Mans Zelmerlöw, Eleni Foureira and Verka Serduchka.
The popular Eurovision Song Contest was won by an Israeli competitor last year, so according to tradition Israel was awarded the right to organize this year. More than 40 countries named for the competition. Last year’s event was attended by some 189 million viewers in Europe.
At the 60-year-old Madonna Tel Aviv, she plans to perform two tracks, including a new album from Madame X in June. The singer’s world-wide concert tours took place in 2009 and 2012 in Israel.