Madonna ‘to perform at Eurovision Song Contest’ in Israel for $1 million

The nation is set to host the singing competition after the country’s entry, Netta, won last year with the song Toy.

The choice of location has caused much controversy, with calls from around the world to boycott the ceremony.

There have been calls to boycott Israel’s hosting of Eurovision due to their occupation of Palestinian territories; however, Netta and this year’s host Assi Azar have both opposed the idea of a boycott.

Assi told ‘I don’t want to give any room to people that want to ban something that’s all about music. Leave the politics to the politicians.

‘The only way to create peace and love is by communicating, through meeting and talking – not through banning. The people who want to celebrate hate, Eurovision is not the place for them.’

Assi is hosting Eurovision in Tel Aviv this May alongside Bar Rafaeli, Lucy Ayoub and Erez Tal.

The Israeli stars will be hosting the two semi-finals and the all-important grand final from Tel Aviv on 14, 16 and 18 May, with Assi promising us staging that will blow our minds. 

The Eurovision Song Contest takes place on 14, 16 and 18 May in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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