Following Madonna and Quavo‘s performance of Future at the Eurovision Song Contest final tonight – which ended with dancers brandishing the Palestinian and Israeli flags on their backs as they embraced each other – something that was widely seen as a political statement on the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict – a representative for Madonna provided Entertainment Weekly with a photo of the performance and a note. Read More
The European Brodacasting Union has released a statement confirming that the flags of Israel and Palestine that were visible on the back of Madonna’s dancers in the final moments of her Eurovision Song Contest performance with Quavo in Tel Aviv tonight were not an approved part of the show. Read More
In her much-anticipated and politically contentious performance at Eurovision in Israel, Madonna made an apparent call for peace in the region.
As she and guest star Quavo sang the lyrics “Not everyone is coming to the future / Not everyone is learning from the past”, a pair of her dancers – one wearing a costume bearing a Palestinian flag, another with an Israeli flag – embraced as they climbed a set of stairs at the climax of the performance. Read More