Eurovision 2016 will see Justin Timberlake take the stage. Is he performing with Aussie Dami Im? Organisers say that Timberlake will enthral the crowd with his new single, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”
Eurovision organisers recently announced that Justin Timberlake will perform during the Grand Final set to take place on Saturday, May 14. Timberlake will perform his new single “Can’t Stop the Feeling” as an interval act.
Fans would have loved to see Timberlake perform with some of the contestants, including Aussie Dami Im. They will be a tad disappointed, though. This is the first time ever that a global superstar will perform on the Eurovision stage. However, according to SBS, Aussie Jessica Mauboy was the first big singer to perform on the Eurovision stage during the 2014 finals. She sang “Sea of Flags” during the half time of the show.
Eurovision 2016’s show producer, Sven Stojanovic, said that “Can’t Stop the Feeling” is co-written and co-produced by Swedish songwriters Max Martin and Shellback with Timberlake. That is what makes it more special and that is how it all ties in together. “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 Stojanovic.
“We are proud to welcome one of the world’s greatest artists!” Martin Österdahl said in a statement. He is the executive producer for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. “It is an honour and an inspiration to all of us,” he added.
Eurovision’s official statement indicates that the three upcoming shows: the first and second semis as well as the grand final, is expected to clock in around 200 million viewers across 50 countries.
According to News.com.au, the competition is known for its unique blend of various music genres and beats. Australia’s entry Dami Im is proving to be a favourite amongst bookies. Betting odds placed her in the fourth spot behind contestants from Russia, France, and Sweden.