Madonna has signed a contract to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, ending uncertainty after repeated delays, and amid pressure from anti-Israel activists for her to boycott the event, Israeli public broadcaster Kan said Thursday.
“Now it’s official,” Kan, which is producing the event with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), wrote on its website.
“After some tense days, a contract between Madonna and the Eurovision producers was signed today,” it said.
The 60-year-old pop diva said Tuesday she was determined to perform at the contest finals in Tel Aviv on Saturday.
But the EBU had said the day before that the final contract for her participation had yet to be finalized.
Until Thursday Israeli media reported that there was still no contract and both the EBU and KAN refused to give any update.
The Times of Israel