In a random turn of events, it looks like 'Material Girl' herself, Madonna, is poised to perform at this year's Eurovision song contest.
*UPDATE* According to BBC Newsbeat, the European Broadcasting Union has said that no final decision on guest performers or interval acts have yet been made.
Madonna at Eurovision statement to @BBCNewsbeat:
The EBU can confirm that no final decisions have been made, or agreements signed, regarding the interval acts and potential guest performers for Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
— Daniel Rosney (@DanielRosney) April 9, 2019
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The 2019 Eurovision is set to be hosted in Tel Aviv, Israel in May of this year. And it looks like a politically-charged Madonna is set to perform.
According to reports from Variety, Madonna will perform two songs at the grand final on Saturday, May 18th. It's likely she will perform a classic song from her back catalogue, as well as a single from her new album, due to release later this year. It's believed that her new track has a political message, so how well that goes down in Tel Aviv is anyone's guess.
Not only that, but the iconic singer is also set to make a huge amount of money from her appearance at the world's biggest singing event. The star has apparently been quoted a staggering $1 million for the show, with 160 people in tow as part of her entourage.
This year's song contest has come under fire since it was announced that Israel will host. Due to the event taking place in such a politically-charged and religious area involved in conflict, many political parties and activists have called of boycotting the event. This year's Eurovision is also believed to be the most expensive contest yet.
41 countries will be participating, including our very own Sarah McTernan with her song '22' for Ireland. With a theme of "Dare to Dream", McTernan will be hoping to qualify for this year's final following her semi-final performance, due to take place on Thursday, May 16th.
Here's last year's winner Netta Barzilai with her chicken-clucking tune, 'Toy'.