Dutch DJ Afrojack will perform as part of the most important interval of the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Afrojack will perform during the portion of the interval when viewers from all over Europe and Australia will cast their votes for their favourite song. And he won’t just stand behind a DJ booth.

Head of Show, Gerben Bakker, revealed the news during the radio broadcast of Aan de slag on NPO Radio 2. “It will be very special”, he said.

Eurovision 2020 interval act: Afrojack will perform with a symphony orchestra

Afrojack will be performing with 65 young musicians who were scouted by show music manager Eric van Tijn earlier this winter. He will also be joined by about forty dancers as well as a gospel choir of 25 singers. It will be busy on stage…

Back in January, Bakker told the broadcaster: “With these auditions, we want to give young Dutch musical talent the chance to present themselves in a unique way to the world. With a special performance by a large symphony orchestra, we aim to show what the Netherlands is capable of in this area, so we call on all of these young music professionals and students to apply.”

It’s no surprise that the Dutch broadcasters are combining a DJ with classical music. After all, the two genres represent the biggest musical exports of the country. Dutch DJs such as Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren and Hardwell have topped the DJ Mag 100 in recent years, while classical musicians such as André Rieu and Jaap van Zweden have toured the world.

Who is Afrojack?

Afrojack, whose real name is Nick van de Wall, is one of the Netherlands’ most famous DJs. Interesting to point out: Afrojack hails from the small town of Spijkenisse, where Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence was also born. Since the start of his career, Afrojack has played the largest festival stages around the world.

One of his first worldwide hits, “Take Over the World”, was a duet with fellow Dutch artist Eva Simons. But since then, the Dutch native has taken over the world. He has regularly collaborated with David Guetta, Charli XCX and Jewelz & Sparks.

Afrojack will not be the first big DJ to conquer to Eurovision stage. In 2015, Austrian DJ Left Boy opened the Grand Final and two years prior to that, the late Swedish DJ Aviici performed “We Write the Story” with ex-ABBA members Björn and Benny.

Are you excited that Afrojack is included as part of an interval act in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2020? Do you love his music? Let us know in the comments below!

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Misha
Misha
6 months ago

He won’t stand anywhere now

Robert De Boer
Robert De Boer
7 months ago

also Glennis Grace is working on the act with Afrojack.
i just wanted to pointed that out.

Misha
Misha
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert De Boer

Finally a bit of good news surrounding the postponement. Let’s hope she’s unavailable next year.

Sebastián
Sebastián
7 months ago

His girlfriend is Elettra Lamborghini. He could carry him and sing: Elettra…. Elettra Lamborghini hahahhaa

The Roop is On Fire
The Roop is On Fire
7 months ago

He should bring Eletta… Eletta Lamborghini….

Carina
Carina
7 months ago

He’ll also be accompanied by Glennis Grace: https://eurovision.tv/event/rotterdam-2020

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
7 months ago
Reply to  Carina

Good news. Glennis is a fantastic singer and this makes up for her not making the final in 2005 (with a clichéd song).
I’d like to see Trijinte Oosterhuis perform at the final too

Roo
Roo
7 months ago

I just hope the interval is not 50 minutes long like it was last year. I thought it was 15 minutes to vote and straight into the jury votes while the televotes were counted under this new presentation style

KellyC
KellyC
7 months ago

DJ with orchestra? Check Onuka’s interval act 2017.

RoboESC
RoboESC
7 months ago

The single with Eva Simons is called ‘take over controle’ not ‘take over the world’ lol

Darren
Darren
7 months ago

Well done Netherlands for using ESC to showcase the music of your country. It makes sense for the grand final interval act to be Dutch, no American pop stars who are unaware of what ESC actually is, or using their appearance to be political *cough* Madonna *cough*

Looking forward to this.
Please get fellow Dutch star Eva Simons on board too for “Lose Control” thanks in advance x

Ana
Ana
7 months ago
Reply to  Darren

So I guess Dana International, Ilanit, Nadav Guedj, Netta and Idan Reichel were not enough for you huh? There were absolutely no Israeli artists performing during 2019 final. What a shame. By the way, just to explain why KAN insisted to bring a big international artist to ESC. Israel is dealing with the BDS movement that is trying (sometimes successfully) to cancel concerts by international artists in Israel. By bringing a big international artist to a huge event like ESC, KAN showed the BDS that despite their efforts the cultural boycott is far from happening.

Darren
Darren
7 months ago
Reply to  Ana

Yes they had Israeli interval acts too which is great, but let’s face it, their main interval act was Madonna, they where hyping her up so much, even in the semi finals.
Bringing Madonna to ESC was nothing to do with the BDS movement, it was some billionaire guy with lots of money. Any host nation could have done it.
I preferred Idan Raichel to Madonna.
Also, no need for the smart tone in your response.
Kisses to Israel :*

Ana
Ana
7 months ago
Reply to  Darren

LOL, it had everything to do with the BDS movement and the producers spoke about it openly after the contest saying “yeah, we wish she would sound better but the fact that she was performing in Israel in such a high profile event, sent the message that we wanted to send to all the boycott supporters”. You are somehow using the smart tone on me while knowing nothing about the subject. Which makes it even more hilarious.

Darren
Darren
7 months ago
Reply to  Ana

Knowing nothing? Well I was watching the “show” and I was reading the news reports about the billionaire splashing 1 million on Madonna..
You’re quite hilarious yourself if I’m honest.

Darren
Darren
7 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Well you chose to comment and get involved
For the record I’m not fighting with anyone, simply replying to the comments under my initial comment.
Good day.

Darren
Darren
7 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I left one comment, which was not at all political?

No One
No One
7 months ago

Excuse me, I’d like to mention that he’s also Elettra, Elettra Lamborghini’s boyfriend (soon to be husband and wife)

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  No One

I was about to write it

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
7 months ago

I wonder who will be next to perform in the Opening Act or Interval Act?

Davo
Davo
7 months ago

Fabulous. Saw him live in Mykonos, he’s brilliant. I’m also hoping for some Dutch 90s superstars like 2 Unlimited and Twenty 4 Seven. Alice Deejay and Vengaboys!

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
7 months ago

Guys! We wait for BTS & Billie Eilish!

Joseph Mendy
Joseph Mendy
7 months ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

Really? No thank you

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
7 months ago

Songs for performance Afrojack on the Eurovision 2020
As Your Friend
Ten Feet Tall
All Night
Another Life
The Spark

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

You really think Eurovision would let him do anything with Chris Brown? That’d be in poor taste.

Ran_Israeli
Ran_Israeli
7 months ago

I love Afrojack! Sounds like great & fun interval act!

esc1234
esc1234
7 months ago

Sad that they are not keeping the eurovision legends idea of Israel, it was the highlight of the final last year

Hans P
Hans P
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Dont’t worry, Lenny Kuhr (1969), Getty Kaspers of Teach-In (1975), Duncan Laurence (2019), Gigliola Cinquetti (1964), Sandra Kim (1986), Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan (1994) and Alexander Rybak (2009) will be performing in the interval act as well.

James
James
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

They’re bringing in past ESC winners across 5 decades for a special interval act.

Harm
Harm
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

For some people it is never good enough pfffff.

PuppetOnAString
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

That cheesy Switch song thing was far from being legendary

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
7 months ago

I used to love Afrojack so this will be a nice nostalgia. V impressed w the Netherlands hosting and the show is still 2 months away!