Justin Timberlake’s exuberant track “Can’t Stop The Feeling” has the perfect upbeat tone to open up the entire Oscars show tonight. After singing his way down to the stage from the doors outside the Dolby Theatre, and cutting it up onstage for a while, Timberlake took the party out into the audience, dancing alongside his wife and other nominees to close out the track.
Though Timberlake hasn’t given us a new album since the double album 20/20 Experience set from 2013, he did release this hit song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” early last spring and it’s been dominating the Billboard charts for quite some time, when it debuted at No. 1 back in May. The track is produced by Max Martin, and is much more pop-oriented than Timberlake’s past experimental R&B forays.
Of course, the song is from the animated DreamWorks movie Trolls, and the video features a number of cameos from other stars of the film, and tonight, it’s up for an Oscar for Best Original Song. We knew that Timberlake was attending the event tonight to perform the song, but we had no idea it would kick off the entire show, which generally begins with a set of opening monologues. Watch the performance above and look out for the Best Original Song nominations later, this song just might take home a trophy tonight.