Pop icon Madonna made a bolder statement than usual while closing this year's Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The singer, who is no stranger to controversy, performed her classic song ‘Like a Prayer’ alongside her new single ‘Future’ featuring Quavo from the rap trio Migos.
The symbolic demonstration was accompanied by a not-so-covert message. In a dramatic stage whisper, Madonna told the audience to "wake up", the message magnified by the words on a large screen behind her and Quavo.
"Everybody here is from all over the world, right?" Madonna said in a brief interview before the show.
"So many countries that I have been privileged enough to visit and experience, and the one thing that brings me to those countries, and the thing that brings all of these people here tonight is music. So let's never underestimate the power of music to bring people together."
Wise words, Madge.