Music Binds Us is the name of the Eurovision 2021 grand ginal interval act. It will be a mix of classical and dance music — two of the Netherlands’ biggest musical export products. The interval act will star worldwide famous DJ Afrojack, Dutch singer Wulf, Eurovision 2005 star Glennis Grace and a symphony orchestra made up of young talents.

Last year, Afrojack and Glennis Grace were scheduled to perform at Eurovision 2020 before that contest was cancelled. Meanwhile, a young symphony orchestra had been recruited to bring a special performance.

This year, the artists will come together in a musical extravaganza alongside singer Wulf. The singer — born Lieuwe Albertsma — has become a household name in Dutch music in recent years, appearing in De Beste Zangers last autumn.

Eurovision 2021 Grand Final interval act

In the first part of the act takes place with in film, directed by the Dutch film director Tim Oliehoek. Not only do Afrojack and the classical orchestra play a role in this, but also the singer Wulf. In this film, the centre of Rotterdam is used and the famous Erasmus Bridge is central.

Then things go live to the big stage at Rotterdam Ahoy. Afrojack and Glennis Grace will bring the act to a live musical climax, while the classical orchestra plays on.

Head of Show Gerban Bakker said in a press release:

The act is called Music Binds Us. Music connects, especially in these times. Our DJ’s used to fly all over the world to connect with their audience which is now different unfortunately. With this act we would like to send energy from Rotterdam to Europe and literally reconnect. Not only with the viewers but also with two unique music styles: The famous Dutch dance music and the sound of the classical orchestra.

We want to show the best that The Netherlands has to offer during this edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Not only with Afrojack but also with top vocal talents like Wulf and Glennis Grace. Tim Oliehoek is also one of the best directors of The Netherlands in my opinion. It will be interesting to see what he will create with this unique project. The orchestra consists of young talent and has been formed specially for the Grand Final. After this difficult year I hope that during this act all of Europe can forget the bad times for a while.

Are you excited about the Eurovision 2021 Grand Final interval act? What do you imagine it will look like? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Erik
Erik
1 month ago

A lot of deja vus happening right now. I don’t blame anyone for reusing the ideas of last year, but it rather leads to a comforting feeling than excitement (as I remember I was feeling about this last year). There is also this new sober approach I have to news that sounds great. We all know from the EUs vaccine deals that the big numbers cannot be trusted. If it sounds quick to vaccine the EU for summer, then it probably is too quick. At least some of the backup videos will probably be used and the expectations for a… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Erik
Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

“Music bindes us” sounds so bad. This “binding” sounds restrictive and kind of oppressive. It sounds forced as well.

AntonESC
AntonESC
1 month ago

Yes Glennis Grace!! One of the best female voices ever!

taco
taco
1 month ago

Yessss afrojack if only netherlands sent an edm song from their amazing music scene one year!

Piet
Piet
1 month ago

No Danny Vera with his Rollercoaster?!?

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

I hope it won’t drag out to 4 hours like Tel Aviv, because I want results! And I don’t want to wait longer than Avengers: Endgame to get there..

Roo
Roo
1 month ago

I just hope the interval act goes for 50 minutes like it did in Israel.

It’s very nice and all but I find I’m just too excited to find out the results.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Completely unrelated but San Marino’s doing a national final for 2022!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I like this news.

Ende
Ende
1 month ago

Who ? Who ? And who ?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ende

Seriously…is your ignorance meant to prove something?

dygh
dygh
1 month ago
Reply to  Ende

It’s all in the article, sweety.
It’s funny you can write, but can’t read.

Ende
Ende
1 month ago
Reply to  dygh

I can also read that now people take everything so seriously …

Thomas H
Thomas H
1 month ago

Although I am really looking forward to this performance, I don’t understand why they choose to play another act outside the venue. they already have “rock the roof” which takes place outside the venue. I find acts within the venue more fun to see

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas H

It sounds great!
And normally I’d agree with you, but this year I think the crowd in the arena is going to be small (or possibly only the green room), so I’m okay with some of this being a film. I’d like it for the other Ladies of Soul the feature somewhere in the final too.
I did read that the interval act for the 1988 concert was a music video, which must have been a bit boring for the crowd in the arena!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

1993 wasn’t live either, that’s why the audience were half asleep after Johnny Logan and all those children. Ireland made up for it the next year, of course.

PuppetOnAString
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas H

This is a nee version of the original 2020 interval act. 150 people were on the stage at once which isn’t possible this year. One part is outside the venue and one part inside the venue

Erik
Erik
1 month ago

Can you develop your thoughts on that 150 people on stage isn’t possible when the organisers say there maybe could be 3500 in the crowd?