Eurovision 2021: Afrojack, Glennis Grace and Wulf join the Grand final interval act line up
Afrojack ,Glennis Grace and Wulf are the three additional acts on board for the Eurovision 2021 Grand final interval act.
Afrojack (33) along with the Dutch talanted acts Glennis Grace (42) and Wulf (34) are joining the ESC 2021 grand final line up. The three acts will give an exclusive performance in Rotterdam as part of the act specially made for the Song Contest ' Music Binds Us'. It is the first time that the interval act in the final will consist of two parts.
During the performance, two completely different music styles will be linked together, namely classical music and the Netherlands' best export product: dance music. In the first part of the act, the performance will focus on a film directed by the successful director Tim Oliehoek. Not only Afrojack and the classical orchestra play will role in this, but also singer Wulf.
During this film, the center of Rotterdam is used and the famous Erasmus Bridge features the film. From the big stage in Rotterdam Ahoy, Afrojack and Glennis Grace will bring the act to a musical climax live, while the classical orchestra plays on.
Gerben Bakker, Head of Show says:
"Music connects, especially in these special times. Where once our DJs flew all over the world to make contact with their audience, now the reality is unfortunately different. With this act we want to send all the energy from Rotterdam to Europe and literally reconnect. Not only between the viewers, but also with two unique music styles: the famous Dutch dance music and the sound of the classical orchestra. "
And goes on expressing his excitement:
"We want to show the best of the Netherlands during this edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. We do this not only with Afrojack, but also with top vocal talents such as Wulf and Glennis Grace. It is also special to see how director Tim Oliehoek puts his teeth into this unique project. In my opinion, he too is one of the best in the Netherlands. The orchestra was specially composed for the Grand Final and consists of young talent. After this special event. years I hope that during this unique act all of Europe can forget the bad times for a while."
A few words for the three addtional interval acts
Nick van de Wall , born 9 September 1987, aka Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer from Spijkenisse. In 2007, he founded the record label Wall Recordings; his debut album Forget the World was released in 2014. Afrojack regularly features as one of the ten best artists in the Top 100 DJs published by DJ Mag. He is also the CEO of LDH Europe
Back in 2010 He released the Lost & Found EP on 22 December 2010. In 2011, he was featured on Pitbull's number 1 hit single "Give Me Everything" along with Ne-Yo and Nayer. He also contributed to the single "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé. In 2011, Afrojack co-produced music with many artists including David Guetta, Mike Brown and Madonna In January 2012 Afrojack received a European Border Breakers Award.Afrojack's newest single "The Spark" featuring Spree Wilson has so far hit number 3 in Australia and New Zealand, and top 10 in over 7 more countries. In 2013, Afrojack was the 7th highest-earning DJ in the world, according to Forbes magazine.
In the following year he teams up with David Guetta in several hit singles such as "Hey Mama" which he featured along with Nicki Minaj, and Bebe Rexha while in 2017 he released a new single "Another Life" collaborating with fellow DJ David Guetta featuring Ester Dean.
Check out one of last year's work titled "All Night" feat. Ally Brookes:
Glennis is no stranger to the Eurovision family, as she participated in Eurovision 2005 representing The Netherlands with her entry, My Impossible Dream. Despite her dynamic vocal performance she didn't make it to the grand final.
In 2012, Glennis formed the group Ladies of Soul, alongside with Dutch singers Trijntje Oosterhuis, Berget Lewis, Candy Dulfer and this year's co-host Edsilia Rombley. In 2014 the group held two concerts at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, both sold out. In 2018, Glennis competed in America's Got Talent, during which she delivered some stunning performances captivating the judges and the audience leading her to the final.
Lieuwe Albertsma is a Dutch musician born 1987 in Weesp, Netherlands and he is mostly known by his stage name Wulf. In 2012 he participated in The Voice of Holland, failing to get past the auditions stage.
In 2016 he was feature in the single "Summer On You" along with Sam Feldt and Lucas & Steve. In 2017 he released the single "Mind Made Up" and in 2018 the single "All Things Under the Sun", both tracks of his album Switching Gears.
Last year he released the single 'Half Of What You Do' while in February 2021 he dropped his new track "I'm Not Going Anywhere"
While making music he thinks:
"I want as many people as possible to feel like they recognise a part of themselves in my voice. I believe we are way more connected than we might think. For me, music turned out to be the best way to reach out and communicate in a very special way.”
The 65th Eurovision song contest is set to take place in Rotterdam on May 18,20 and 22 with a total of 39 countries taking part in all three shows in Rotterdam Ahoy arena.
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