15-year-old DJ to produce opening track for Eurovision Grand Final

DJ Pieter Gabriel

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Dutch national broadcaster AVROTROS has announced that the multi-talented 15-year-old DJ Pieter Gabriel will produce the opening track for the flag parade at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final.

Gabriel, considered one of the biggest DJ talents in the Netherlands, is working with musical director Eric van Tijn on a special music production for the opening act of the Grand Final of the contest, which this year will take place in Rotterdam.

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ESC 2020 Executive Producer Event Sietse Bakker unveiled the news during the Eurosonic Noorderslag Music Conference in Groningen.

Bakker said, “Dutch music history will be celebrated internationally by the unique mix that Pieter Gabriel and Eric van Tijn will produce together. The Netherlands is known worldwide as the country with the best DJs and the Eurovision Song Contest is happy to offer young people the opportunity to present their talent to the world.

“That I can make my music heard to millions of people is already a high point in my career. I am proud that in this way, together with Eric, I can make a contribution to the largest television event in the world,” Gabriel said.

Who is Pieter Gabriel?

At 15 years old, Gabriel is no stranger to the EDM world. At the age of 12, Pieter Gabriel performed in front of a large audience at the Amsterdam Dance Event 2016.

In 2018, Pieter released his debut single Forever together with FOURCE and performed at the Christmas Music Gala.

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on the 12th, 14th and 16th May at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be co-produced by Dutch public broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS in collaboration with the EBU.