First, it was revealed that the world-famous DJ Afrojack would form part of the Eurovision 2020 grand final interval act. And now it’s been confirmed that Glennis Grace will perform with him.

The news was announced by Grace herself on the Dutch talk show Op1. She was joined by the 2020 Head of Show Gerben Bakker.

Glennis Grace and Afrojack at Eurovision 2020

The contest organisers want to showcase the best the Netherlands has to offer. During the interview, Bakker explains: “When you talk about the best in the Netherlands, you will think of our world-famous DJs. This is a successful export product. Think of the annual Amsterdam Dance Event, that is really our calling card.”

Afrojack — the chosen DJ — was born and raised in the city of Rotterdam. In 2019, DJ Magazine named Afrojack the ninth best DJ in the world.

Glennis Grace will provide vocals during a medley of some of his greatest hits. She tells Op1 that she did not hesitate for a moment about the offer to sing at the Eurovision Song Contest. “I didn’t even know what I was supposed to do, but I immediately said yes.”

It won’t be her first time on the Eurovision stage. In 2005, Glennis sang for the Netherlands with “My Impossible Dream”. Sadly, she failed to qualify for the grand final.

About her 2005 participation, she says “For me it was a very nice experience and I will never forget that. We just didn’t get that far, and it was a shame.” Glennis calls it “super nice” that she has now been asked for the performance in the grand final of Eurovision 2020.

Since her last song contest appearance, Glennis has enjoyed success as both a solo artist and as part of The Ladies of Soul collective. She also gained international attention when she competed on the 2018 series of America’s Got Talent.

Last year, Madonna performed in the final in Tel Aviv. The American received much criticism afterwards.

What do you think of the collaboration? Let us know in the comments.

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Sara
Sara
7 months ago

Good to see Glennis back! She was absolutely robbed in 2005

James
James
7 months ago

The impossible dream is finally possible.

Vince
Vince
7 months ago

as a dutchie myself I hope corina won’t get in the way of producing 3 amazing shows with audience. I’ve bought tickets to 1 st semi pre show and will cry if I won’t be able to go there… 🙁

Duncan
7 months ago
Reply to  Vince

Who’s Corina?

Andrew
Andrew
7 months ago

It’s going to be spectacular believe me. Probably the greatest show on earth and with an enormous live orchestra playing dance music. We had something similar here last year with another Dutch Dj superstar and it was amazing. Even without the 40 dancers and the huge gospel choir that are participating now. The most amount of people on any eurovison stage ever! And oh my goodness, Glennis Grace can sing. She is world-wide famous for her withney Houston tributes.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
7 months ago

Fantastic news!
I always thought My Impossible Dream was okay, but very clichéd and unoriginal. I found a clip of Glennis a few years after that and was blown away! I know she doesn’t want to take part again, but this opportunity perfectly makes up it and should showcase her better. I’d like Trijinte Oosterhuis to sing in the final too- which I think is likely!

Jai
Jai
7 months ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

I would love for their supergroup Ladies of Soul to perform. We already have Edsilia and Glennis, we just need Trijinte, Berget Lewis and Candy Dulfer

RoboESC
RoboESC
7 months ago
Reply to  Jai

We don’t need Candy Dulfer*

Robert
Robert
7 months ago
Reply to  RoboESC

That’s harsh, probably the most talented of the bunch

Darren
Darren
7 months ago

I really really hope he plays “Take Over Control” in some shape or form. Just so I can be taken back to my early college years in Dublin and revel in the glory.