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.
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