Afrojack, one of the most popular DJs in the world, has been added to the spectacular line-up of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, the interval act of the Grand Final on 22 May consists of two parts. Together with Dutch top talents Glennis Grace and Wulf and accompanied by a young classical orchestra, Afrojack will give an exclusive performance in Rotterdam as part of the act 'Music Binds Us', created especially for the Eurovision Song Contest.
In this act, two completely different musical styles are connected, namely classical music and the Netherlands' best export product: dance music. In the first part of the act the focus is on a movie directed by successful director Tim Oliehoek. Not only Afrojack and the classical orchestra play a role in this, but also singer Wulf. In this film the famous Erasmus Bridge in used as backdrop. From the big stage in Rotterdam Ahoy, Afrojack and Glennis Grace bring the act live to a musical climax, while the classical orchestra plays on.
Head of Show Gerben Bakker: "The act is titled 'Music Binds Us'. Music connects, especially in these special times. Where once our DJs flew all over the world, nowadays reality is unfortunately different. With this act, we want to send all the energy from Rotterdam into 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."
Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer Event Eurovision Song Contest 2021, is very happy with the selected artists. "We want to show the best of the Netherlands during this edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. We do that not only with Afrojack, but also with vocal top talents such as Wulf and Glennis Grace. It is also special to see director Tim Oliehoek getting his teeth into this unique project. In my opinion, he is also one of the best in the Netherlands. The orchestra was composed especially for the Grand Final and consists of young talent. After this special year, I hope that during this unique act all of Europe can forget the bad times for a while."