As we are getting closer to the contest, the organizers are announcing the finer details about the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. A few days ago, it was announced that 15-year-old DJ Pieter Gabriel in collaboration with Musical Director Eric van Tijn will produce the track for this year’s Flag Parade.
The track will be heard during the opening of the Grand Final, where the 26 competing artists will be introduced to the audience and viewers alike.
About Pieter Gabriel
In 2016, Pieter made a big impression when he performed at ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event), which is a leading conference & festival for electronic music. He has mentioned that his musical inspirations include Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Oliver Heldens, Fedde le Grand and Vato Gonzalez.
In 2018, Pieter released his first official track titled ‘Forever’ which features FOURCE, the Dutch representatives at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
When it was announced that Pieter will be producing the flag parade track he has expressed his excitement about the project.
“It will be a highlight in my career that my music will be played for millions of people. I’m proud that, together with Eric, I can contribute to the biggest television event in the world.”Pieter on producing the Flag Parade track
In addition to the above, Sietse Bakker also shown his excitement towards Pieter’s involvement in this year’s contest:
“Dutch music history will be internationally celebrated by the unique mix that Pieter Gabriel and Eric van Tijn are co-producing.
The Netherlands is famous for its successful DJs and the Eurovision Song Contest loves to offer an international stage to young artists. These elements come together in a unique collaboration during the Grand Final.
Also, it shows that the Eurovision Song Contest can build a bridge between the craftmanship of experienced and young talent.”Sietse on Pieter’s involvement in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest
The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Duncan Laurence represented The Netherlands in Tel Aviv in 2019 with his song, “Arcade”. After winning his semi-final with 280 points, Duncan also went on to win the final with 498 points, making him the winner ahead of runners-up Italy.
In the final, The Netherlands received a total of 8 sets of 12 points – two from the Televote (Belgium and Romania) and six from the jury vote (France, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal and Sweden).
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