Justin Timberlake is set to make history by becoming the first non-contestant to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest. The debut live performance of his catchy new track Can't Stop the Feeling will take place during the final of the competition in Stockholm this weekend.Can't Stop the Feeling, taken from upcoming animated movie Trolls, rocketed to number one on the Billboard Real-Time and Twitter Trending 140 chart just hours after its release on Friday, so it comes as no surprise that Eurovision organisers are thrilled to have Justin, 35, on board.
Justin Timberlake will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend
Sven Stojanovic, show producer, said: "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 Swedish songwriters Max Martin and Shellback have co-written and co-produced the song with Justin Timberlake."Justin is currently in promotional mode ahead of the release of his fifth solo studio album, and the former NSYNC front man recently opened up to Capital London Breakfast Show about his new music.
He's the first non-contestant to ever perform during the competition
He said: "I don't want to put anything out there that I have to keep promises on, but it's moving along nicely with Pharrell, the usual suspect and the Swedes – I'm kind of mixing it up this time."The singer also revealed that the current video for Can't Stop the Feeling isn't the real deal. He added: "This is actually a pseudo video. I'm going to release an actual video probably in a week's time."
This prompted host Dave Berry to point out that Justin would be cutting out his own mother, who appears in the promotional clip.But Justin responded: "No, no Dave. You're going about this the wrong way. What you say to your mum is… You get your own video!"Will you be tuning in to catch Justin on the Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comments box below.