JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO MAKE WORLD PREMIERE LIVE PERFORMANCE IN EUROVISION SONG CONTEST!
For thefirst time inthe history of Eurovision Song Contest, a non-contestant Global Superstar, Justin Timberlake, will enter the Eurovision stage in Stockholm. He will perform his new single, ‘CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!’ which hit #1 in more than 50 markets upon release.
“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,” says Sven Stojanovic, Show Producer of Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
“We are proud to welcome one of the world’s greatest artists! It is an honor and an inspiration to all of us,” says Martin Österdahl, executive producer for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Musician and actor Justin Timberlake has won nine Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards. His successful solo career includes hits like ‘Cry Me a River’, ‘SexyBack’ and ‘Mirrors’ and he has starred in movies like ‘The Social Network’, ‘Bad Teacher’ and ‘Friends with Benefits’. Now he willl perform as an interval act in the Grand Final, Saturday May 14th at 21.00 CET.
The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s largest broadcasted entertainment show. The three shows, Semi- Final 1, Semi-Final 2 and the Grand Final, reach more than 200 million people all over the world and are broadcast by nearly 50 countries. The Eurovision Song Contest was initiated by the European Broadcasting Union in the 1950s, after Europe had gone through difficult times. Today, it is an event that proves that music and entertainment have the same potential and strength as sports to create passion and engagement across borders, both in an individual but also on a cross-cultural and social level. The theme for 2016 in Stockholm – Come Together – supports that. This year 42 countries compete and over 1,500 accredited media are reporting from the event.
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