The concert of popular American singer, dancer, and actress Britney Spears has greatly influenced Israel as the Israeli government has postponed their elections for her sake.
The Britney Spears‘ concert was scheduled to hold on July 3rd, 2017 in Tel Aviv, the same date with the Israel election, therefore the election was moved a day forward to allow a hitch-free voting process.
According to the Israeli Labor Party, the safety concerns of voters is paramount and Britney’s show is anticipated to shut down lots of streets, cause traffic.
Although the Israeli government debunked a major fact that Britney’s show may cause fewer people to come out and vote, thereby causing a misplacement of priority, they insisted that the major reason for the postponement was security.
This will be the first time the 35-year-old entertainer will be performing in Israel since after her first world tour in 2011.
The Labor Party spokesman Liron Zach said:
“We delayed the vote one day, to July 4. We couldn’t hire enough security for the election because of the Britney Spears concert on July 3.
“There would also be a lot of traffic and roadblocks that would make it hard for the vote to go ahead.
“We aren’t concerned about voters favoring Spears over the party. The two main concerns are security and traffic.”
Britney Spears was a huge influence at the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s.
She became the ‘best-selling teenage artist of all time and her amazing songs earned her numerous awards including a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, ten Billboard Music Awards including the Billboard Millennium Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her debut studio album, ‘Baby One More Time,’ was released on January 12, 1999, and debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200.
In 2009, Billboard ranked her as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade and also recognized her as the best-selling female artist of the 2000s, as well as the fifth overall.
In 2016, Britney Spears announced on her social media page that she had begun recording her ninth studio album, which was later released in August 2016 with the title ‘Glory.’
In March 2017, she said that her residency show would be performed abroad as a world tour, scheduled to visit Japan, Israel, and the Philippines.
However, the Government of Israel has rescheduled their primary elections to avoid conflict with Spears’ sold-out Tel Aviv concert, citing traffic and security concerns as the reason.