Move over ABBA. Move over Céline Dion. We have another global superstar taking to the stage at Eurovision 2016. SVT has just revealed that former NSYNC band member and global pop superstar Justin Timberlake will perform as the interval act during the Grand Final of Eurovision 2016. Get ready to rock your body, y’all!
Confirmed by the organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest, the “Cry Me A River” hitmaker will perform his brand new single “Can’t Stop The Feeling” in what will be one of the biggest moments in the contest’s 61-year history.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING” (FIRST LISTEN)
Sven Stojanovic, the Show Producer for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, said:
This is a fantastic opportunity, we are very happy and excited that Justin Timberlake will perform his new song together with his band in our show. It makes it extra special that the Swedish songwriters Max Martin and Shellback have co-written and co-produced the song together with Justin Timberlake.
Songwriter and producer Max Martin has had 19 Billboard No. 1 hits, including Taylor Swift’s recent entries Shake It Off and Blank Space. That puts him third on the all-time record list in the U.S., behind only Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
Martin Österdahl, the Executive Producer for this years contest added:
“We are proud to welcome one of the world’s greatest artists! It is an honor and an inspiration to all of us.”
The sexy triple-threat has won nine Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards. His successful solo career includes hits like SexyBack and Mirrors and he has starred in movies like The Social Network, Bad Teacher and Friends with Benefits. Now he will perform as an interval act in the Grand Final this coming Saturday.
This all ties in perfectly with the news that the United States will be airing Eurovision 2016 live on LogoTV for the very first time! Eurovision is building bridges and making countries come together.