Madonna determined to play Eurovision this Saturday despite calls to boycott Israel

Israel's Moovit has launched a new version of its app to provide Eurovision Song Festival tourists visiting Israel with information in English about buses and their routes

"I'll never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda, nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be", she said in a statement to Reuters.

Kate Miller-Heidke has secured Australia's spot in the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest thanks to a soaring vocal performance and some equally lofty stage work.

'I hope and pray that we will soon break free from this bad cycle of destruction and create a new path towards peace'.

"At a time when fewer and fewer major artists are performing in apartheid Tel Aviv, Eurovision is exactly what Israel's far-right government needs to distract from its crimes".

Madonna has performed in Israel three times: in 1993, 2009, and 2012, and has made frequent private visits to the country, drawn by her attraction to Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism.

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Recent statements from the United Nations condemned Israel for what it said were human rights violations.

Eurovision executive supervisor Sand called the situation "strange".

But Sand, who has produced the contest since 2010, said on Monday that negotiations were still underway.

On Tuesday, the twice-divorced mother-of-six shared her pop rival Miley Cyrus" Insta-story captioned: "When I even think about not working out my mini inner Madonna (we all have one) spanks the f*** outta me!

But how did the singer - whose voice was once described by USA singer-songwriter Ben Folds as "one of the best in the world" - fare in her bid to make it through to the grand final?

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The statement said: "The members of the entertainment industry who have signed this statement, along with the thousands of individuals who have endorsed its message, all believe in building bridges through music and the arts as a means to achieving greater understanding and peace in the region".

The association pointed to the killing of over 60 Palestinians during the violent border riots a year ago on the same day Israel won the Eurovision song contest.

According to CNN, Madonna is expected to arrive in Tel Aviv tomorrow (Wednesday, May 15) to begin rehearsing.

The BBC has broadcast Eurovision since it first aired in 1956. "Eurovision may be light entertainment, but it is not exempt from human rights considerations - and we can not ignore Israel's systematic violation of Palestinian human rights", they wrote.

A total of 41 countries have been taking part in the hugely popular annual event, which is in its 64th year.

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