"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.
The musician and actor Justin Timberlake has won nine Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards. His successful solo career includes hits like Cry Me a River, SexyBack and Mirrors and he has starred in movies like The Social Network, Bad Teacher and Friends with Benefits. Now he will perform as an interval act in the Grand Final, Saturday May 14th at 21.00 CET.
About the Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s largest broadcast entertainment show. The three shows, Semi-Final 1, Semi-Final 2 and the Grand Final, reach more than 200 million people all over the world and are broadcast by nearly 50 countries. The Eurovision Song Contest was initiated by the European Broadcasting Union in the 1950's, after Europe had gone through difficult times. Today, it is an event that proves that music and entertainment have the same potential and strength as sports to create passion and engagement across borders, both in an individual but also on a cross-cultural and social level. The theme for 2016 in Stockholm – Come Together – supports that. This year 42 countries compete and over 1,500 accredited media are reporting from the event.