According to the Independent, the European Broadcasting Union has confirmed to Israeli newspaper Haaretz that the queen of pop will perform at the Eurovision finale on Saturday, May 18.
Details are slim, but she will reportedly perform two songs, one classic and one new. Previous reports claimed talks with stalled since Eurovision’s producers were uneasy with Madonna performing her new song since it “contains political messages.”
The Confessions on a Dance Floor queen’s two-song set will allegedly cost $1 million, with billionaire businessman Sylvan Adams footing the bill.
This year’s Eurovision will be held in Tel Aviv since Israel won last year’s contest with “Toy” by Netta. Madonna has played in Israel three times before: The first being in 1993, then again in 2009 and 2012.
This further confirms that new Madonna music is nigh. She has been teasing a cryptic “X” symbol on Instagram, and she reportedly recently filmed a music video with some RuPaul’s Drag Race queens.
Madonna has been teasing new music for months. In an interview with WWD last year, the Material Girl talked about her MDNA Skin lineup, and at the end of the conversation she confirmed that a new album of music is on the way:
“I’m finishing my record, which I’m going to release next year,” she said. “Yep, in between rose mist spray and serums, I’m actually making music. Can’t quit my day job.”
If you follow Madonna on social media, you know that she has been working on some new tunes with “disco god” Mirwais, who produced her criminally underrated 2003 album, American Life. It has also been leaked that the new album, her first since 2015’s Rebel Heart, will drop this summer with a world tour starting in September.
And we haven’t talked about how she is rumored to be performing at this year’s Pride Island celebration for New York Pride.
Brush off those “Hung Up” dance moves because we are about to have a Madge-ical summer.