At 9 p.m. local Tel Aviv time, confirmation came from Noel Curren, Director General of the European Broadcasting Union.
There was disappointment for Irish hopeful Sarah McTernan on Thursday night.
Armenia's Srbuk made a wonderful performance with Walking Out song, but failed to qualify for the final.
The news comes as Madonna continues to face sustained pressure from Palestinian and LGBT+ groups to cancel her performance as a part of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.
"I hope and pray that we will soon break free from this bad cycle of destruction and create a new path towards peace".
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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison with his family after winning the 2019 federal election in Sydney on Saturday. Australia's opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has conceded defeat in the country's election .
Eurovision is a beloved annual global event in which countries compete against each other for the best original song. This year, the 36-year old singer from Moscow will perform a new song called "Scream" with meteors, lightning, and thunderstorms swirling on the stage behind him. The country with the most points is declared the victor.
Azerbaijani singer Chingiz Mustafayev secured a place in the final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his hit song "Truth", after 18 countries faced off in the second semi-final on May 16.
The countries advancing to the final, hold Saturday in Tel Aviv, are Netherlands, Sweden, North Macedonia, Albania, Russia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Malta.
Madonna's producers said in April the star would perform at the contest in Tel Aviv, which was designated the host city after Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won in Portugal past year.