Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to Sweden. The pop superstar is set to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.
Timberlake will take the stage during the grand finale on Saturday, May 14, for the live debut performance of his new single “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” The Max Martin-produced song, which is currently No. 1 on iTunes, is set to appear on the soundtrack to the animated film Trolls, due Sept. 23.
This is the first time that a non-contestant has performed at Eurovision, which is the world’s largest broadcast entertainment show and seen in nearly 50 countries.
— Eurovision (@Eurovision) May 9, 2016
“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 Sven Stojanovic, one of the show’s producers. “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.”
In addition to executive producing the Trolls soundtrack, Timberlake recently confirmed plans for a new album. “I’m not going to be shy about saying that working on this soundtrack has bled into working on some other stuff for myself,” he told 97.1 AMP Radio. “I don’t know exactly when I’m gonna put it out but I’m definitely working on a new album.”