Eurovision executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand says the EBU has yet to confirm Madonna as an interval act for the Grand Final.
“It is true that we, the EBU or (broadcaster) KAN, has never confirmed Madonna as an act for the Eurovision Song Contest. For the simple reason that we do not have a signed contract with her team. And if we do not have a signed contract, she cannot perform on that stage. It’s very simple,” he told press in Tel Aviv.
“So we are negotiating now, in the final stage of that, but if there is no signed contract this week, she will not be on the stage. That’s very easy.
“So, we are in a situation now that is a bit strange. We have an artist who would like to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. We would love to welcome her on that stage. But for that we have to have the framework security.”
Madonna is expected to arrive on Wednesday in Tel Aviv.