After a lot of rumors and speculation, Madonna has finally confirmed she will be performing at the 2019 Eurovision final. The news came from the singer herself, who spoke to Reuters about the matter. Madonna’s attendance at the song contest was in doubt this Monday (13), when a spokesman from the event said she wouldn’t be part of the show in case she didn’t sign the contract this week.
“The European Broadcasting Union has never confirmed Madonna as an act. If we do not have a signed contract she cannot perform on our stage,” said executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand .
Madonna didn’t speak of Sand’s comments, however she confirmed her performance and said boycotting the event was never an option. When the Eurovision final was confirmed to take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, many of her fans organized a petition to keep the singer out of the contest.
“I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be. My heart breaks every time I hear about the innocent lives that are lost in this region and the violence that is so often perpetuated to suit the political goals of people who benefit from this ancient conflict. I hope and pray that we will soon break free from this terrible cycle of destruction and create a new path towards peace,” she said.
According to Reuters, the material girl plans to sing two songs from her upcoming album “Madame X” at the Eurovision. Her record will feature Anitta, Swae Lee and Maluma and will be out on June 14th. So far, she has released three tracks: “I Rise”, “Crave” and the lead single “Medellín”. The Eurovision final is happening this Saturday, May 18th.