Words: Steve Brown
Madonna is reportedly in negotiations to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest this year.
The iconic singer is in talks to make a guest appearance during this year’s contest – which is set to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel following Netta’s win last year – and Canadian-Israeli billionaire Sylvan Adams has offered to pay the bill.
According to YNet, it’s estimated Madonna would be paid around $1million for the guest performance and Adams has said an agreement has nearly been reached.
Danny Ben Naim, an associate of Adams, said: “We are holding round-the-clock negotiations with Madonna’s people.
“Adams believes that the participation of an artist like Madonna in this year’s show will significantly increase the exposure and media coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest itself and the corresponding events… as well as of the wonderful people and beauty of the State of Israel.”
This year, the contest has already faced backlash from British celebrities including Vivienne Westwood and Declan McKenna who called for the BBC to pull the show from airing due to humanitarian reasons.