Thursday 4 March has been a busy day with a couple of entry releases for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Something we love to see! This time it’s time for the home nation to reveal its entry for the contest in May. Jeangu Macrooy will sing “Birth Of A New Age”.
Listen to the song here
NPO 1 got the honour to play the Dutch Eurovision entry premiered. This happened at 7 pm CET and at the same time, Jeangu released his music video on YouTube. The song is called “Birth Of A New Age” which Jeangu wrote together with Pieter Perwquin. In his song, Jeangu adds a little vibe from his own culture. He sings two lines in Sranantongo, the language spoken in Suriname.
Watch the music video here
For the music video, the team of Jeangu went to record it in Het Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam. A true pride of The Netherlands.
The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
The Netherlands is one of the countries that made its debut to the contest back in 1956. Up until now, the nation have skipped only 4 editions. When we look at their repertoire, we can see mixed results. The Netherlands have knows a pretty successfull start with two wins in 1957 and 1959. Ten years later, in 1969, they could add a third win to the list and a fourth one in 1975. After 1975, the Dutchies had to wait 44 years to reach the trophy again. Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 which his beautiful “Arcade”. This win brings us to Rotterdam. Last year, the Dutch broadcasters selected Jeangu Macrooy internally with the song “Grow”. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 contest got cancelled, but he got another chance!