15-year-old DJ Pieter Gabriel is working on a special production for the Grand Final opening act during the flag parade of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on 16 May.
The flag parade anthem will be a collaboration between Pieter and Musical Director Eric van Tijn. About the production, Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer Event, said: “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.”
The 15-year-old has already made his mark in the EDM world. In 2016, Pieter performed for a big audience at the Amsterdam Dance Event. In 2018, he released his debut single ‘Forever’ together with boy band FOURCE (the Dutch Junior Eurovision representatives in 2017) and he performed during the Dutch Christmas Music Gala.
Pieter is also excited about his participation. “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.”