Last week the organisers of Eurovision 2019 confirmed that global superstar Madonna would be the interval act at this year’s Eurovision final in Tel Aviv. Financed by an Israeli-Canadian billionaire, Sylvan Adams Madge is due to song two songs during the final on 18 May. Today further acts for the live shows were announced. Host broadcaster KAN is pulling out all the stops and first up will be the reigning Eurovision champion Netta who is set to open the first semi final on 14 May with a new version of her winning song ‘Toy’ along with a new single from her new album expected to be released later this month.
Also returning to the Eurovision stage is the 2018 runner up Eleni Foureira, 2014 and 2015 winners Conchita and Måns Zelmerlöw and Ukrainian drag queen Verka Serduchka. They will make guest appearances each taking it in turn to perform versions of each other’s Eurovision songs. Conchita is poised to sing ‘Heroes’, Mans will take on ‘Fuego’, Eleni will do a rendition of ‘Dancing Lasha Tumbai’ and Verka will give us his take on ‘Toy’. The performance will culminate with the four artists joining Israeli 1979 winner Gali Atari for ‘Hallelujah’
Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot will also make an appearance at the Grand Final though it hasn’t been confirmed in what capacity.
Other artists making appearances throughout Eurovision week include the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest winner Dana International who will sing a ‘powerful’ surprise, The Idan Raichel Project will perform the song ‘Bo’ee – Come to Me’ (joined on stage by all 26 finalists) and Shalva Band the group that had to withdraw from the Israeli selection show as the final interferes with their observance of the Jewish sabbath. They will perform in Thursday’s semi final 2.
Further details were also announced today in regards to the Eurovision Village Which will be located at the Charles Clore Park at the coastline in Tel Aviv. The EuroClub, the official hangout venue for all accredited Eurovision Song Contest delegates, will be located at Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv Port. The opening ceremony will be an orange carpet affair and will take place at Habima Square in Tel Aviv.