American pop star Madonna. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Producers of the 2019 Eurovision song contest set to be held in Tel Avivm in May are reportedly in talks with American pop star Madonna to make a guest appearance at the end of the show.

According to the Hebrew news site Mako, Israel’s public broadcaster Kan, which is helping to produce the event, refused to confirm or deny that such negotiations were underway.

“Right now we are determining the artistic content of Eurovision 2019,” Kan said in a statement. “At the proper time, we will publish the list of artists who will take part.”

Madonna has a strong connection to Israel due to her long-standing interest in Kabbalah. She has taken a Hebrew name and visited holy sites in the Jewish state, though she has never converted to Judaism itself.

Israel won the 2018 Eurovision contest with the song “Toy” by Netta Barzilai.