Madonna seemingly hit back at claims that she shouldn't have jetted to Israel to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 .
The 60-year-old singer's appearance on the show has caused much controversy, with some critics, including Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie, claiming that she was ignoring the "disgraceful treatment of the Palestinian people" by failing to boycott the competition.
However, Madonna responded with one of her own song lyrics, seemingly explaining why she wasn't joining other music artists in refusing to perform in the country.
Giving an impassioned speech, Madonna said: "Look at all the delegates behind us. So many countries that I have been privileged enough to visit an experience, the one thing that brings me to those countries is music.
"So let’s never underestimate the power of music to bring people together.
"To quote an amazing song, music makes the people come together, yeah."
She then encouraged the people in the stadium behind her to sing her song Music back to her.
She bellowed: "Music makes the people come together," and it was enthusiastically echoed by those around her.
"'Music makes people come together. #Madonna just burned and buried the @BDSmovement #Eurovision ," one Twitter user wrote.
Meanwhile, another echoed: "Music. Makes the people. Come together. Preach. #Eurovision #Madonna ".
Madonna's comments come after several stars, including Wolf Alice, Peter Gabriel and Roger Waters signed an open letter , made public in January, suggesting that the BBC should boycott this year's competition because it was based in Israel.
However, several others did not agree with their comments, with Sharon Osbourne, Marina Abramovic and Stephen Fry being among more than 100 who signed a counter letter, categorically rejecting the boycott.
Much like Madonna's message, their letter claimed the competition's "unifying power" would be "under attack" should it not air as planned.
The BBC told Sky News that Eurovision is "not a political event" and stated that they had no plants to halt their coverage.
"The competition has always supported the values of friendship, inclusion, tolerance and diversity and we do not believe it would be appropriate to use the BBC's participation for political reasons," it said.
"Because of this we will be taking part in this year's event. The host country is determined by the rules of the competition, not the BBC."
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