Justin Timberlake to perform at Eurovision 2016

Justin Timberlake

Riverdance (1994), The Wombles (1974), Aqua (2001)… Eurovision’s interval acts have often been infamous, but not until now truly famous in their own right: Justin Timberlake will give the live premiere of his new song Can’t Stop The Feeling during this year’s interval.

There was the time that Boyzone performed a specially written song in 1997, but JT? This is a whole new level for Eurovision.

The countdown may well be on to the USA being granted a similar “honorary” position in Eurovision as was first awarded to Australia last year, and renewed for 2016. There are dollar signs in the European Broadcasting Union’s (the non-profit hosting body for the competition) eyes, for sure.

Photography: Faith-Ann Young Photography