Grab your towels because things are about to get wet! Eurovision 2021 organisers have announced that Dutch popstar Davina Michelle and actress Thekla Reuten will perform a water-inspired interval act during semi-final one on Tuesday 18 May.
Davina Michelle and Thekla Reuten at Eurovision 2021
Davina will sing “The Power of Water”. The Netherlands has a long history with water and wants to showcase this story during Eurovision. H20 will be central to the performance and the power of the water will be visible.
Head of Show Gerben Bakker explains why the theme of water is inextricably linked to the Netherlands. “For centuries we Dutch have had a relationship with water that is unique in the world. We fought against it, but we can’t live without it. In the act, we tell the story of the power of the water and the resilience that we all have”.
For this unique one-off act, recordings have been made with Davina Michelle on the Delta Works. The Delta Works is a defence system in the Netherlands, to protect against high water from the sea. The music for this act has been specially composed by Davina Michelle and her writing team. The most modern techniques are used for the act and a world of water is created in Rotterdam Ahoy by means of augmented reality.
Thekla Reuten, who has appeared in movies such as In Bruges with Colin Farrell and The American with George Clooney, will play a role symbolising the power of the water.
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Davina Michelle tells how she was approached by the Eurovision organisation two years ago: “I was approached by the Eurovision team with the concept that focuses on the story of water. Water connects, is resilient and, is an inseparable part of the Netherlands. Together with Eurovision, we have worked on a unique act in which these characteristics are central. I wrote the song “Sweet Water” in which water is used as a metaphor for something that connects people in the world. We are all different lives and different environments, but we all need water, and it brings us all together. I can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on together for so long.”
Head of Show Gerben Bakker is happy with the collaboration between Davina and Thekla. “Davina Michelle is one of the greatest talents of the moment. When we shared our plan with her, she immediately became very enthusiastic. Thekla Reuten is given a unique role and symbolizes the power of the water. She is also one of the tops in the Netherlands. There has already been plenty of rehearsals in recent months and it promises to be special. ”
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