Head of Show Gerben Bakker has revealed details regarding the opening of the Grand Final to be held on May 22nd.
In an interview to NPO Radio 5 he explained that the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will open with a short film about hope and positivity for the future. In the film called Transcending Lights about 80 shots are to be seen, alongside the Light, which is inspired by the light ball viewers might remember of Duncan Laurence’s winning performance.
Gerben Bakker said that all interval acts are supposed to represent “the best of The Netherlands”, meaning they are focusing more on local talents than inviting world famous performers to Rotterdam.
The interval act of the final will involve famous Dutch artists Afrojack, Glennis Grace and Wulf, who are joined by an orchestra. Bakker added that the combination of these two genres is supposed to represent the power of music. He also revealed that this interval act has also been planned for the 2020 Contest, with about 150 people on stage. However, after the cancellation of the contest and taking the COVID-19 regulations into account the act had to be modified. The orchestra will join the artists with a performace, pre-recorded from the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place on May 18, 20, and 22 in Rotterdam. A total of 39 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Eurovision 2020 was due to be held in Rotterdam after Duncan Laurence gave the Netherlands their first victory since 1975 with the song “Arcade”. After the cancelation of the 2020 contest, it was decided that Rotterdam would host the 2021 contest instead.
Source: NPO Radio 5 / Image Source: Prologis