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Timberlake hits Kotel ahead of TA gig

Popster, in country with parents and wife Jessica Biel, to play Tel Aviv Wednesday night

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Justin Timberlake on the JT2020 tour (Courtesy Justin Timberlake)
Justin Timberlake on the JT2020 tour (Courtesy Justin Timberlake)

Don’t fret Israel, Pope Francis may be gone but sexy has been brought back … to the Western Wall.

Pop star Justin Timberlake, whose Tel Aviv concert at Yarkon Park takes place Wednesday night, arrived from Turkey and landed in Israel at 3 in the morning on Tuesday.

He was accompanied by his wife, Jessica Biel, and his parents, Randall Timberlake and Lynn Harless. Timberlake’s last concert was on Monday, May 19, in Moscow.

Timberlake avoided much of the paparazzi awaiting him at Ben-Gurion International Airport and headed straight to Jerusalem and the Western Wall.

Timberlake posted, “The Holy Land… What an experience. I will never forget this day. #Israel”

From Jerusalem, Timberlake and his entourage drove to Herzliya, where they are staying at the Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, a luxury hotel that opened in the exclusive beachside town last December.

They spent most of the day by the pool and up in their penthouse suite, which has a large balcony overlooking the beach.

It seems JT needed some R&R before heading to the Yarkon Park stadium Wednesday afternoon for his evening performance. It’s taken several days to set up the stage, said producer Udi Appelboim, because of the special effects and props Timberlake uses, like the moving stage seen in the video below.

Known for his energetic shows, Timberlake will perform 28 songs at his Tel Aviv concert, supposedly in the following order:

Pusher “Love Girl,” “Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want),” “Rock Your Body,” “FutureSex/LoveSound,” “Like I Love You,” “My Love,” “TKO,” “Summer Love,” “LoveStoned,” “Until the End of Time,” “Holy Grail” (Jay-Z cover) and “Cry Me a River,” all in the first set.

The second set will include “Only When I Walk Away,” “Drink You Away,” “Tunnel Vision,” “Señorita,” “Let the Groove Get In,” “Heartbreak Hotel” (Elvis Presley cover), “Not a Bad Thing,” “Human Nature” (Michael Jackson cover), “What Goes Around… Comes Around,” “Take Back the Night,” “Jungle Boogie” (Kool & The Gang cover), “Murder,” “Poison” (Bell Biv DeVoe cover), “Suit & Tie
,” with “
SexyBack” and “Mirrors” for his encore.

From there, it’s back to Herzliya until Timberlake and his family fly out Thursday, heading to Rabat, Morocco, for his Friday night performance at the Festival Mawazine.

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