Malaysian prime minister says he doesn't understand gay marriage Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad said that... Three teenagers arrested after anti-gay attack Karl Craven and Marcus Britt were having a normal... Steven Anderson: 'Homos are pedophiles' During the ‘Make America Straight Again’ (MASA)... US embassy Tel Aviv flies Pride flag The US embassy in Jerusalem flied the Pride flag during Tel... Disneyland Magical Pride! Disneyland’s first LGBT+ event, Magical Pride took place... Brazilian Supreme Court criminalizes homo- & transphobia The Brazilian Supreme Court ruled that homophobia and... Neil Patrick Harris has no interest in being Pride Ambassador for Tel Aviv The Tel Aviv tourist ministry announced the actor as the... Ecuador legalizes gay marriage! Another country made it possible for gay couples to get... Iranian minister defends death penalty for gays The Minister of Foreign Affairs in Iran defended the... Neil Patrick Harris is Tel Aviv Pride ambassador The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor has been chosen to be... Trans people in India brutalized by police Transgender people were brutally beaten and imprisoned by... The View host: Children safer at Pride than in Catholic church The hosts of the American talk show The View reacted to an... Sir Ian McKellen launches initiative to support 50+ LGBT people The legendary actor launched a special programme in... Straight Pride in Boston? Trump supporters in Boston, MA, filed for the right to hold... Israelis stage mass wedding for gay rights Hundreds of Israelis have participated in a mass wedding in... Prince of India starts HIV campaign with big party ‘The idea is to reach out to the population which would... Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome Pride Month with a heart-warming Instagram post Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took over the official... First monument for survivors of sexual violence The organization FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture unveiled the... LGBT advocates commemorated with public statue Both Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will be honored in... Hong Kong High Court abolishes offences criminalizing gay sex A legal victory for LGBT people in Hong Kong! On Thursday... Activist against Chechnya LGBT+ persecution threatened Seven men allegedly broke into the apartment of a Russian... Italy elects first transgender mayor Italy has elected its first ever transgender mayor:... Rabbi from Jerusalem demands a ban on 'ugly' rainbow flags One of the most prominent Rabbis, Aryeh Stern, has called... World Health Organisation: Transgender no longer a ''mental health condition'' The World Health Organisation (WHO) will no longer... Teen cuts stomach open in homophobic attack A teenager who cut open a man's stomach in a homophobic... Protesters demand justice for murdered transgender women Protesters gathered in New York on Friday, May 24th, to... Anastasia Beverly Hills collaborates with RuPaul’s Drag Race queen. She's back, back, back again! RuPaul’s Drag Race... Birmingham students request parents to stop protesting Anderton Park Primary School is one of the many schools in... Eurovision host donates salary to LGBT + Charity Eurovision Song Contest host Assi Azar has revealed that he... Northern Macedonia: the first Gay Parade is coming During the Eurovision Song Contest, we almost saw Northern...
Tel Aviv Calling: Update

Tel Aviv Calling: Update

10/04/2019 17:09

It is time for your weekly Eurovision update, because the largest music festival in the world is gradually getting closer! Here at we will bring you weekly updates regarding the latest news, gossip and more.

It’s confirmed: Madonna will perform in Tel Aviv!

The rumours have been circulating for some time. But now, this dream appears to become a reality: Madonna will perform during the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv! This will be the fourth time the Queen of Pop will take the stage in Israel. Several sources report that Israeli broadcaster KAN confirmed the news.

The iconic singer is said to perform two songs. One of these will be one of her many classics, but we will have to wait to find out which song she’ll perform. We will also hear a new Madonna tune during the largest European music festival. We’ve known for some time that the singer has been working on a new album, but the idea of hearing new music is coming much closer now!

Obviously, getting an artist of Madonna’s caliber doesn’t come cheap: Haaretz claims that the performance will cost $1 million. Israeli-Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adam is apparently financing her performance. He said the following regarding his motivation for this: “I am excited and proud to host Madonna in Israel and bring her to the Eurovision. I believe that her participation in the event will dramatically enhance the media exposure that the State of Israel will receive and will contribute significantly to the success of the Eurovision Song Contest and the branding of Israel in the world.”

Eurovision in Amsterdam!

Past weekend, Amsterdam was all about the Eurovision Song Contest. Amsterdam Calling took place on Friday night in De Melkweg. Here we saw previous contestants from the past years take the stage. De musical performances this year were done by Linda Martin (winner Ireland 1992, runner-up in 1984), SuRie (UK, 2018), Hera Björk (Iceland, 2010), IMRI (Israel, 2017), Ryan O’Shaugnessy (Ireland,2018), Ronnie Tober (The Netherlands, 1968), Eye Cue (Noord-Macedonia, 2018) and Laura Vlasblom (The Netherlands, 1986). On Saturday night 28 Eurovision artists visited the Dutch capitol to show everyone what they can do. The spectacle took place in the AFAS and can be seen as a fantastic rehearsal of sorts before heading to the musical festivities in Tel Aviv.

No worries if you were unable to attend: on April 17th and 24th, OUTtv will broadcast the Amsterdam Calling concert. And on May 1st and 8th you will be able to experience Eurovision in Concert on OUTtv! Both programs also consist of exclusive interviews with some of the artists, so be sure to tune in!


Comhem Comhem Kanalplats 074
Telia Telia Kanalplats 107