Last month he wowed us with his performance of “Can’t Stop The Feeling” during the Eurovision 2016 interval.
And it seems that Justin Timberlake did a rather good job transmitting that feeling, as his song has stormed the charts not only in America, but also across Europe.
As of June 19 the song had topped the charts in 18 countries, 12 of which competed at Eurovision. These include Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
On June 6 the former N’Sync member reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart in the United States.
He managed to do that just five weeks after the song’s release, which tied him for the fastest ascent to No. 1 alongside Adele’s “Hello”, which did so back in November.
Justin has been putting in the leg work promoting the song — and not just at Eurovision.
In June he traveled to Australia, where he appeared on the Nova 96.9 radio station in Sydney.
Always diplomatic, the 35-year-old pop star told radio hosts Fitzy and Wippa that he just loved the Australian Eurovision act Dami Im.
“Australia was represented beautifully…I thought that it was a great song and and an amazing performance.”
Justin also suggested that Eurovision should go global and build bridges to America.
“In my opinion there should also be a Worldvision to let everybody in on the fun.”
His appearance at ESC tied in perfectly with the news that the United States would broadcast Eurovision 2016 live on LogoTV for the very first time.
Are you thrilled with Justin’s success? Do you want to see more global pop stars making guest appearances at Eurovision? And where would you rank Justin’s song in the grand final? Let us know in the comments section below.