When the winner of Eurovision 2021 takes the crown, they’ll have plenty of stars at hand to get advice from. That’s because Dutch broadcasters AVROTROS and NPO have confirmed that six former Eurovision winners will perform during the grand final interval in Rotterdam.
Here’s how the official release spins it.
“Six legendary former winners will be put in the spotlights again during the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Lenny Kuhr (1969), Teach-In (with Getty Kaspers, 1975), Sandra Kim (1986), Helena Paparizou (2005), Lordi (2006) and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015) make their appearance during an interval act of the Grand Final on Saturday, May 22.”
“The winners will perform their song from three unique locations in the Eurovision Song Contest host city Rotterdam. The roofs of the Maassilo, Hotel New York and the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen will be transformed into a stage, lifting the six former winners to new heights. Hence the name of the act: ‘Rock the Roof’.”
Head of Show Gerben Bakker said:
“The Eurovision Song Contest is back after a year of absence. Reason enough to treat the millions of viewers to unique performances from three locations in the middle of the city. The title of this great act is ‘Rock the Roof’ for a reason. By literally filming at great heights, we want to surprise Europe creatively and visually. In addition, I could not have wished for a better city than Rotterdam. Every shot in this city is a hit. Rotterdam will not soon be forgotten.”
“Because this is the 65th Eurovision Song Contest, we are taking a journey through time. Of course we give Dutch winners such as Lenny Kuhr and Getty Kaspers this unique podium with a lot of love. We are particularly proud that Teach-In reunites in the original line-up after a very long time. Every performance has its own unique atmosphere.”
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Photo by IRIS VAN DEN BROEK for NPO/AVROTROS