'It’s fantastic to have Madonna, especially for the Eurovision,' Gaultier said outside the Tel Aviv venue of the 2019 songfest.
The French designer said his inspiration came from one of his own countrywomen.
'Kind of Joan of Arc, you know? Because she is like a winner - a winner, kind of. A warrior, let’s say,' he said, smiling.
'Twenty years, thirty years ago (Madonna) didn’t know what was Eurovision, and now she’s singing there.'
Madonna was scheduled to perform two songs at the music competition - new number 'Future' and her 1989 hit 'Like A Prayer'.