From the past to the future: Madonna sings "Like a Prayer" in Eurovision final – Showbiz

Negotiations for the performance of the artist were not simple and, according to rumors, the 'queen of pop' will have charged more than a million dollars to mark the festival.

Earlier this week, US singer Madonna rejected calls to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest, where she will perform on Saturday in the Tel Aviv final, stating that she "will never stop playing music to serve someone's political agenda."

The singer's claim, currently residing in Lisbon, was made through a statement quoted by the Associated Press. Madonna stated that her heart "breaks" every time she hears "the innocent lives that are lost in this region" and "the violence that is so often perpetuated to serve the political goals of people who benefit from this ancient conflict [entre israelitas e palestinianos]".

In addition to Madonna, the actress Gal Gadot, known for wearing the skin of Wonder Woman on the big screen, also was present in the final of the contest. Initially the channel KAN invited the actress to be one of the hosts of the semifinals and the final.

Conchita Wurst, Mans Zelmerlöw, Eleni Foureira, Verka Serduchka and Gali Atari also took the stage at the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Conchita Wurst played "Heroes", theme with which Mans Zelmerlöw won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015.

Mans Zelmerlöw recalled "Fuego", subject that almost gave the victory to Eleni Foureira (Cyprus) in the edition of 2018.

In the final, Eleni Foureira animated the arena with the theme "Dancing Lasha Tumbai", by Verka Serduchka.

Already the artist represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 sang "Toy", from Netta.

Gali Atari, accompanied by Conchita Wurst, Mans Zelmerlöw, Eleni Foureira and Verka Serduchka, also recalled the theme "Hallelujah".

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