US Navy recruiters have confirmed the news that the US Navy will be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Denmark this weekend.
US Navy recruiting head Mark Kranz confirmed to Eurovision News that the service would be taking the stage on Saturday night, and the full concert will be broadcast live on CBS.
The service is taking part at the Copenhagen Arena on the outskirts of the city, and has announced that it is aiming to attract around 1,500 people to the arena.
Kranz added that the ceremony will be attended by the likes of the Duke and the Rolling Stones, along with pop superstar Kanye West.
“We are excited about the opportunity to compete in a global, high-profile contest in the heart of Denmark,” Kranzz said.
It’s worth noting that the military has not had a major international music festival for several years, which has led to a decline in participation.
For the past four years, the US has had only two concerts of its own: at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and in Los Angeles.
A number of service members have expressed concern over the lack of foreign-born representation in the US military, especially since President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
According to a recent report, the number of US military service members from non-white nations has increased by over 10 per cent, to around 1.6 million, from the previous year.
However, the service is a small part of the total US military population, which now numbers about 1.3 million people.
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