After taking to the stage in Stockholm, global megastar Justin Timberlake just can’t stop that Eurovision 2016 feeling.

He made that much clear on Thursday, when, during a stop in Australia, he appeared on the Nova 96.9 radio station in Sydney to promote his worldwide smash “Can’t Stop The Feeling”.

Among other things he sung his praises for Eurovision 2016 runner up Dami Im. Yes, he’s had a taste of our favourite Asian sensation and he is loving her as much as we do.

Justin, who took us all by surprise as the Eurovision 2016 interval act, was full of kind words for the “Sound of Silence” singer.

The 35-year-old pop star told radio hosts Fitzy and Wippa: “Australia was represented beautifully…I thought that it was a great song and and an amazing performance.”

And guess what? JT wants the contest to go global and to build bridges to America.

“In my opinion there should also be a Worldvision to let everybody in on the fun.”

PERFORMANCE – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AT EUROVISION 2016

Justin Timberlake’s inclusion at Eurovision sparked controversy within the Eurovision community. Many saw his performance as a gateway to American participation at the contest, much like in 2014 when Jessica Mauboy paved the way for Australia’s inclusion in Vienna a year later.

His performance was timed with the United States airing its first ever live broadcast of the contest on Logo TV, adding further fuel to the speculative fire that the US could field a contestant at Eurovision in the future.

JESSICA MAUBOY AT EUROVISION 2014

The European Broadcasting Union may also be testing the American audience to see if an Americavision could take place one day, much like the inaugural Asiavision which is due to debut in 2017.

Could you imagine? The USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Barbados, Jamaica and Colombia all fighting for an Americavision trophy? We’re looking at you Shakira. Waka Waka!

INTERVIEW – DAMI IM AT EUROVISION 2016

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#Justice4Margaret
#Justice4Margaret
4 years ago

I’m here for the USA participating with a cheap country song like Slovenia, staying in the semi-final and never coming back again. [email protected]@@!

mawnck
mawnck
4 years ago

“If the USA is going to debute next year,”

They’re not.

And you’re STILL overestimating how much exposure Eurovision has in North America. They couldn’t get Kelly Clarkson. They couldn’t get Vanilla Ice. They couldn’t get the bum with the guitar on the street corner. In fact, there’s no “they” to get anyone. THERE’S NOBODY TO SPONSOR AN ENTRY.

random.sage2.5
random.sage2.5
4 years ago

If the USA is going to debute next year, it’ll be with someone who’s big enough for everyone to know their name but not too famous to say NO.

My perdiction is Kelly Clarkston. She won the first American Idol back in 2002 and is still relevent today. Her song “Invincible” sounds like a Eurovision entry anyway… And Sia sings the backing vocals…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQNqaERUYy4

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

@Pollaski: Which confirms my point. If you hold EVERY Song Contest of the Americas in the U.S., or hold it in the U.S. because the country who won the year before can’t afford to hold the event (nor can the 2nd- or 3rd-place finisher), I imagine the contest would become stale enough to cease to exist within 10 to 15 years because it has been held in the same country far too many times within that span. If the Olympics were held in the same place every 4 years, it too would cease to exist within 20 years (then again,… Read more »

OR
OR
4 years ago

10 of the most Gay Friendly cities in Israel : http://travel.walla.co.il/item/2964283 Tel Aviv, Haifa, Herzliya, Israel, Beersheba, Ra’anana, Modi’in, Kfar Saba, Jerusalem, Netanya, Rishon Lezion Israel is the true democracy in the Middle East, in israel a person who commit hate crime based on religion, race or sex will be punished severely, so Israel is a safe place for gay ‘s in all Israelis cities, even the Religious orientation cities as Beit Shemesh supported and Running campaign to support for the winning of Gay guy who Participated in the big brother program … enough to disseminate lies about Israel –… Read more »

OR
OR
4 years ago

@Pollaski
lol – you are the only real smart person in this all blog…. 🙂 🙂

Pollaski 3: Rise of the Machines
Pollaski 3: Rise of the Machines
4 years ago

@OR

Just a harmless zinger for the sake of levity. Don’t be so think-skinned. Learn to laugh at yourself.

And never assume that being American and being good at English are hand in hand in any way shape or form. >_>

OR
OR
4 years ago

Pollaski English is not my first language, and I’m not writing so good( i speek very good english) but I’m sure everyone here and undarstand my messages, there is no need to patronize because you’re an American with excellent English

Pollaski 3: Rise of the Machines
Pollaski 3: Rise of the Machines
4 years ago

No idea whether OR hates Muslims or not, but she’s performed a damned mass killing on the written English language >_>

OR
OR
4 years ago

@Daan Nobody “typing” for me ( believe it or not i’m a law student) I emphasized only one law but there are plenty of verdict in Israel and other laws that allow gay’s living in full equality! so … stop being arrogant disgusting, you do not live in Israel, then you can not be sure if it safe to gays or not t, I tell you that Israel is safe for gays in all its cities, this is just prejudice you have about Israel, I do not want to continue the dialogue with you because you are prejudiced and you… Read more »

Daan
Daan
4 years ago

OR, got someone to write that for you? Or did you suddenly learned how to type? Pretty much every country has an law for equality, that doesn’t mean however it is sadly followed. I’m sorry, but I don’t believe that Israel is a safe country for gay people outside of Tel Aviv. And you know, calling someone an Anti Semitic is just stupid. It’s a big problem this world suffers from, people love to jump the Anti Semitic/Racist card even for the smallest things. I personally dislike Israel because of political reasons yes. This however, does not mean, and by… Read more »

OR
OR
4 years ago

Daan – DO you live in Israel, according to Erroneous information you write you sure do not live in Israel, the basic law of the Israeli human dignity and freedom includes the section of equality also includes equality of sexual orientation, homosexuals live in all the cities of Israel, without feeling ashamed of their identity, true in big cities like Tel Aviv or Haifa easier for gays but that’s like that in all major cities around the world, this is not a phenomenon unique only to Israel. I did not waving the flag of anti-Semitism all the time , I’m… Read more »

Daan
Daan
4 years ago

Dislike and hate are the same things in your book OR? Newsflash, they are not. Sure, throw around “Anti semetic” all you want. Makes you seem pathetic, also makes that word lose a lot value. Just point fingers darling, it’s all you have been doing on this blog. I won’t stop watching Eurovision, I love it. When it comes to gay rights and prides, dont fool yourself, it aint excepted anywhere outside of Tel aviv and the other big cities. It’s odd, but I actually agree with Oxana for once. Calm down with your damn accusations and Israel propoganda on… Read more »

OR
OR
4 years ago

* liar

OR
OR
4 years ago

Daan first of all you did wrote you dont like israel…so you are a lier as well…secend where did u see i wrote anything about that i hate arabs or muslaims??? I just wrote the truth about the geopolitical situation israel and arabs countries prespective…so you should go and learn reading…… For the lgbt issue i will keep mention it …lets see if russia or other east europain countries will aloud or even give money( like israel does) for that kind of event…and yes i am proud jewish israeli patriotic so you can go and f* your self… your opinion… Read more »

Daan
Daan
4 years ago

OR and Mei.. you clearly got some patrioism issues. Learn to read to begin with, Nowhere did I said I hated Israel. Hate is a strong word and you just love to throw it around dont you OR? And don’t come up with a LGBT promotion while last year 5 homosexuals got stabbed by some guy who did the exact same things years earlier. To keep this on topic; if people dont want to see US or Australia in, I wouldn’t mind seeing Israel being kicked out as well. Same goes for Azerbaijan, Georgia , and whatever participates while being… Read more »

Pollaski
Pollaski
4 years ago

“I don’t hate the Israeli people. I just want religioius fanatics who want them dead to take over their land.”

OR
OR
4 years ago

Today 200,000 people from all over the world celebrated in Tel Aviv gay pride parade, many people said that IN their countries they are not able to freely celebrate their being gay and in Israel theyfound solace … There is indeed an article link in Hebrew but translate it into your language, today more than ever I proud of being Jewish Israeli
http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4811593,00.html

OR
OR
4 years ago

@Jr esc nl
And you wrote me here that Daan didn’t wrote anything against Israel… so Daan just wrote he hate Israel… you can read your self here.. so apparently i was right to recognize Daan as an anti Israel person… apparently I was not been Paranoid….

Mei International
Mei International
4 years ago

@Daan this isn’t the proper platform to bring your hate for Israel (or any other country). You know, that motto, “come together”?

Also I am sure you have baseless reasons for hating Israel. I question how much you truly know.

And if you so hate Israel, you aren’t allowed to use the plethora of electronics and medicines developed there. I am sure that will work well for you!

OR
OR
4 years ago

@Daan
Why you dont like Israel?? did Israel hurt you in any way?? that is the problem of people like you that they dont like Israel but they claim they are not antisemitic…
and how is Douwe has to do with all of this? Douwe and hovi Did not get along so well but how it has to do with the fact that you just wrote that you dont like Israel??

Daan
Daan
4 years ago

OR, Its scary how you see everything in either black or white. “If you are not with us you are against us” like that.

Just because I don’t like Israel doesn’t mean I hate jewish people or Israeli people, the heck is that kind of thinking of you? You like throwing the anti semitic / racism card dont you? First Douwe, now me?

Pollaski 3: Rise of the Machines
Pollaski 3: Rise of the Machines
4 years ago

@CookyMontza

You’d pretty much do the same thing you do with pretty much every major soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere (including, as of today, the South American one)- Hold it in the USA.

Stan
Stan
4 years ago

With a few more semi’s, Eurovision can expand. 3 semi’s, the best 7 or 8 pass on and no more ‘big five’… 60 countries can participate. The borders of Europe are flexible anyway, I’ve noticed ;-). Canada, the US, Lebanon, Kazachstan, China, Brazil, Japan, Korea, New Zealand… All wellcome to the family! Maybe a return for Luxembourg, Andorra, Marocco…? The organisation could also be flexible in terms of budget. It doesn’t need to be bigger all the time… If a country that’s organising needs to scale down a bit because of budget, why not?

EscAddict
EscAddict
4 years ago

Maybe after 30 years of broadcasting AsiaVision, Australia will be invited to participate. Anybody with an atlas knows Australia is not in Asia. Expect to see their debut in 2047.

#Justice4Margaret
#Justice4Margaret
4 years ago

The only countries that should be allowed to debut from now on should be Liechtenstein, Kosovo, Vatican City, Lebanon and Kazakhstan. The rest needs to stay out, ESPECIALLY China & the USA.

OR
OR
4 years ago
OR
OR
4 years ago

@Mei International

In fact this is what will happen if the Middle East countries will participate in Eurovision – View this video , its a satire Israeli TV show who understands the situation before our debate here… i must say its more satire Description the situation in western Europe countries that Deal with extreme Islamic Migrants, but its still funny for my opinion…

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

There are times when I imagined the possibility of a Song Contest of the Americas getting started, with the participation of all the countries of North, South and Central America and the islands nearby. But how much does it cost to put on a 3-day event similar to Eurovision? When last I checked, it would easily amount to at least $10 million U.S. A long-shot guess: Even fewer countries in the Americas could afford to put on such an extravaganza and build stages the likes of which would certainly rival any ESC stage in the last 10 years. If that… Read more »

Mei International
Mei International
4 years ago

how would america vision work within the states? there is not state wide broadcaster to run selections. california and new york stand a significantly better shot than maine and alaska (but i guess its like how russia and italy are better than andorra and slovakia)

HarryNetherlands
4 years ago

@Mar

So what about Liechtenstein and Vatican City?

Mar
Mar
4 years ago

Imagining an AmericaVision is just hilarious, not because it can’t happen (I mean, who thought two years ago that Asiavision could be a possibility), but because we would have the same drama we have in Eurovision, just with other countries.
Peru-Bolivia would be the Greece-Cyprus, the US would blame the diaspora every year, Argentina would say they didn’t win just because people are jealous of their song, etc.
I hope it becomes a reality, because I would love to see a song contest in my continent, but please no more new countries in Eurovision, Australia is more than enough.

Mei International
Mei International
4 years ago

No…people continuously put down Israel for being in the contest but rarely is that said about other countries such as Azerbaijan. Israel has participated for over 40 years. Azerbaijan is new to the game. So I am not quite sure where all this flack is coming from (besides undertones of Anti-Israel/Anti-semitism) Israel (and other border countries like Armenia) are European for sports. No one tends to have an issue. Israel would never go to an Asiavision especially if its oh-so-friendly and tolerant neighbors were there (mind you, Lebanon withdrew from the contest since it refused to broadcast Israel’s entry in… Read more »

Pollaski
Pollaski
4 years ago

The moment I saw the title section of this post, I knew the comment section wasn’t going to let me down.

Well done, guys. Total spleen all around.

HarryNetherlands
4 years ago

I think its great the USA could have a national selection contest between the 50 states and the winner could represent the USA in the (North?)Americavision. I think Eurovision is a very unique event in the world and many countries outside europe are also interested in participating but cant. So I think that every continent should have its own contest and show their culture talent etc. This will also be great for the popularity of the ”eurovision” concept around the globe. and offcourse Eurovision has to stay how it is (without Australia and Kazakhstan because they can join the contest… Read more »

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

He can politely shut up!

OR
OR
4 years ago

@Stan
You suggest in fact that Israel will participating in Eurovision integral with neighboring countries in the Middle East … Let’s see who’s there? Syria, an enemy state of Israel, Lebanon controlled by the terrorist organization Hazballh threatens to wage war against Israel, and every day arming, Jordan and Egypt – countries conducted a peace treaty with Israel but there is no actual cultural relations with Israel in general, Iran – anti-Semitic country holocaust denier who wants to destroy Israel and rest of Arabs counties that not recognize Israel..
So you saying you are not antisemitic?? you joking right?

Max
Max
4 years ago

this is awful and i cant believe i just read this with my very own eyes

like sure go for it and have an americavision, asiavision, africavision, etc. but yeah no we should absolutely not expand eurovision

Stan
Stan
4 years ago

Australia is an associated member and can participate, so full membership is no longer necessary. This opens the door to a lot more countries to enter than just the US. Also Chile, Japan, Canada or Iran could enter. The list is long, mainly in Asia. An Asiavision with some experienced countries is not such a bad idea, why not Israel? Moreover, It may relieve threads from going off topic because a hunch of criticism towards Israel is interpreted as antisemitism…..

Andy
Andy
4 years ago

well why not?? it would be cool have Americanvision ,Eurovision, Asiavision or dami said ASianpacificvision to include NZ etc
BTW… thanks justin for the comment to dami ! she was amazing ;D

OR
OR
4 years ago

@mawnck
thanks 🙂

ManU
ManU
4 years ago

There was an “Americavision”, it was call Festival OTI and it lasted from the 70s till 2000. It was between Latin America, USA and Spain and it was a big thing during 70s and 80s but it started to fade away.

mawnck
mawnck
4 years ago

@Stan

Israel’s public television broadcaster is in the EBU. That IS Eurovision.

You don’t get to move them out of the organization THEY ARE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF into one they are not.

OR
OR
4 years ago

@Stan
Lets move you from here? or you should move yourself to get a real life??

mawnck
mawnck
4 years ago

@OR

IBA = Israel Broadcasting Authority. The network that sponsors Israel’s Eurovision entries.

@Everybody else

Just please stop talking about America. Please. Y’all are making me headdesk here. You have no comprehension about us, our media, or our politics.

At any rate, no there will never be an America-vision. Ever. It’s LITERALLY impossible.

Jr esc nl
Jr esc nl
4 years ago

@or I’m always very supportive of Israël but the thing is, i don’t see how the comments of Daan are negative or antisemitic against Israël… Daan just made a very calm comment saying ” Considering we have had Israel and Georgia and Azerbaijan participate for I dont even know how long anymore, why not. It’s a great way for people to share their music culture ” that was enough for you to call him out on it but I don’t see how he said something negative about israel in that. It was just An example along with some other countries… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

They could have a Worldvision every 4 years like the Olympics or World Cup.

The Top 6 in the 4 visions (Eurovision, Asiavision, Americavision and Africavision,) go through to the Worldvision Final, so 24 in the final plus a host making 25 max. (You could even have a 2 semi-final structure involving 40 countries?)

Perhaps more people prefer music to sport, potential for a huge TV event? Could be fun?

Stan
Stan
4 years ago

Let’s move Israel to Asiavision?

OR
OR
4 years ago

@Darren once long ago anti-Semitism was the hatred of the Jewish people, but unfortunately, today a lot of people around the world use the political situation in Israel as an excuse for being essentially anti-Semites, when the BDS movement wants a boycott of Jewish businesses and Israelis businesses , it is anti-Semitism that is a fact, the Nazis began to deal with the Jewish by boycotted the Jewish business!! unfortunately today Jewish and Delegitimization Israel and anti-Semitic ideas mixed together and in most cases , People who hate Jewish hate Israel and vice versa… please Watch the lecture of British… Read more »