A beautiful stranger will be making her way to Tel Aviv.
It has been confirmed that Madonna will be performing at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest next month.
Israel will be hosting the 2019 event, which has been described as the musical Olympics. Countries throughout Europe (plus Australia) send a singer or group to represent them, with fellow countries bestowing points. The winning country then hosts the following year’s Eurovision.
The week-long festivities often include many parties, much color, and fun fare as fans from around the world descend on the host nation.
Israel — and Tel Aviv in particular — will have the honors this year after its representative, Netta Barzilai, was crowned the winner of last year’s contest, thanks to her song “Toy.”
The European Broadcasting Union has now confirmed that the Queen of Pop will perform two songs at the event — one well-known and one that is new.
The “Vogue” singer’s performance will reportedly cost $1 million, with American billionaire Sylvan Adams footing the bill.
Madonna will strike a pose on the Eurovision stage during the finale on the 18th of May.