Justin Timberlake Will Make Eurovision History With Performance

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

America may not be able to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest, but that hasn’t stopped the organizers from trying to capture the American audience and spirit. It was already announced that this Saturday’s finale will be airing in the U.S. for the first time ever and now Justin Timberlake will be gracing the stage with a history making performance.

Justin Timberlake will be the first non-competiting artist to perform on the Eurovision stage when he performs his new single “Can’t Stop the Feeling” during the show’s interval live in Stockholm.

“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,” said producer Sven Stojanovic.

If you are wondering why Justin Timberlake was chosen, it isn’t because the show will be reaching an American audience. The song he will be singing was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake and Swedish songwriters Max Martin and Shellback.

You’ll be able to catch the performance during the U.S. broadcast on LogoTV starting at 3pm ET / 2pm CT.

Sources: Eurovision

Photo: J Vettorino (Flickr) / CC BY 2.0

Stephen Fuchs
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