Following the cancelation of the 2020 contest, Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS instantly confirmed their re-selection of Jeangu Macrooy for Eurovision 2021. It has now been confirmed that he will be keeping his slot in the Grand Final running order – 23rd.
The EBU has confirmed that the host nation of Eurovision 2021 – The Netherlands – will perform in 23rd in the grand final. This is the position that was randomly drawn for Jeangu at the Heads of Delegation meeting back in March.
The decision was made by the EBU’s Reference Group, who also decided to honour the semi final draw from the 2020 contest. However, the planned running order will be amended once the 41 new entries are confirmed. You can read more about this decision here.
About Jeangu Macrooy
Jeangu was born in 1993 in Paramaribo, Suriname. He comes from a musical family, having formed duo Xillan with his twin brother when he was a child, having been gifted a guitar for his 13th birthday.
He moved to the Netherlands in 2014 in order to pursue a career in music outside of his home country. It was here that he met producer and composer Perquisite and signed to Unexpected Records. Following this, he played several big Dutch festivals, is a recurring guest in TV shows and has been nominated twice for an Edison Award, the Dutch equivalent to the Grammy Awards.
Responding to his selection, he said the following:
I am indescribably honoured! It’s a dream come true and the most beautiful thing that has come my way so far. My team and I are excited to make the Netherlands proud! Let’s go!Jeangu commenting on his original selection
His intended entry for Rotterdam 2020 was the self-penned “Grow”. His new entry for 2021 will be revealed early next year.
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