For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, a non-contestant Global Superstar, Justin Timberlake, will enter the Eurovision stage in Stockholm. He will perform the #1 single, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” The announcement of Justin’s appearance comes on the heels of news that the Eurovision Song Contest will be telecast in America for the first time in many years.
American fans will be able to tune into LOGO at 3 pm ET on Saturday May 14 to watch it live. Also, the two semi-final shows and the May 14 final can be watched across the pond through the local EBU member European broadcaster, SBS in Australia and, if none of those are an option, via a live stream on the official Eurovision website (link: http://www.eurovision.tv/) or YouTube.
“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 the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
“We are proud to welcome one of the world’s greatest artists! It is an honour and an inspiration to all of us”, says Martin Österdahl, Executive Producer for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
We’ll be live blogging the semifinals on Tuesday and Thursday and the final on Saturday beginning at 3 pm ET.