Two of Madonna’s dancers appeared side by side with Israeli and Palestinian flags on their backs. AFP / KAN / Orit Pnini
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The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision song contest early Sunday at a show in Tel Aviv that featured a performance by Madonna, plenty of glitz and some controversy. While the oh-so-glamorous and famously kitschy finale event gave Israel an opportunity to market itself as a culturally progressive nation, politics lurked in the background as pro-Palestinian activists called for a boycott.Earlier in the night, Madonna stole much of the limelight with her two-song performance, including her 1989 hit "Like A Prayer".Quavo, part of U.S. hip-hop group Migos, then joined her for the reggae-inflected "Future," off her upcoming album "Madame X".Some on social media criticized her out-of-tune singing during parts of her performance.
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