As if the anticipation ahead of a mouth-watering Uefa Champions League final wasn’t strong enough already, the news that Dua Lipa will perform at European football’s showpiece event promises an entertainment extravaganza. The May 26th event between reigning champions Real Madrid and English football heavyweights Liverpool, was too big a draw for the 22-year-old chartbuster to turn down her personal invitation to get involved.

Girl power promised

Dua has promised to add girl power to the festivities, as two of football’s most successful clubs slug it out to be crowned the Kings of Europe for the season 2017-2018.

The ‘IDGAF’ singer is expected to sing before the match as the opening ceremony takes place at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev in Ukraine.

Riding high in the charts

Current chart success alongside Calvin Harris with the popular "One Kiss" should ensure that the English contingent in the crowd will at least have something to sing along to, although Liverpool fans will no doubt be keen to add their own musical accompaniment by providing the usual stirring rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

Dua to get the fans dancing

According to The Daily Mail, Dua has outlined her hopes that “it’s going to be lots of fun (on the night),” but is keeping her cards close to her chest as to what she is planning to sing.

She added that she wants “to keep it as a surprise but I want to get the craziest of football fans dancing.”

As a reflection of her solidarity with women across the world, she has promised that “there’ll be a whole lot of girl power there” and that she is “excited” ahead of the big evening. Although she may not be the most fervent of football fans herself, her family members including her younger brother and father do watch football matches so will no doubt be interested in both her performance and the final itself.

YouTube popularity

Her appearance is also likely to excite pop music followers around the globe, as her popularity has soared to such an extent that she has become the youngest ever female solo artist to reach a billion views on YouTube.

Will Mazic anger Ronaldo again?

The teams also now know who will be officiating the crucial match on the night, as it has been announced that Serbian referee Milorad Mazic will take charge.

Real Madrid’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will no doubt have mixed feelings about the appointment, as Mazic refereed his club’s 3-2 success against Sevilla in last season’s Super Cup but also angered him as Germany overcame Portugal in the 2014 World Cup. Germany’s 4-0 victory was aided by the award of a dubious penalty and the sending off of former Real Madrid defender Pepe during the match.