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Eurovision 2021 The Netherlands profile: 'Birth Of A New Age' by Jeangu Macrooy

The Netherlands in Eurovision

The Netherlands debuted in Eurovision back in the first contest in 1956 and have won five times in their history.

In 1957 Corry Brokken gave the nation their first win with her song 'Net als toen'. The Netherlands also won in 1959, 1969, 1975, and most recently in 2019 with Duncan Laurence and his song 'Arcade'.

2021 Entry: Jeangu Macrooy - 'Birth Of A New Age'

  • Grand Final: As the host nation, Jeangu will automaticly compete in the Grand Final in the 23rd position in the running order

  • My Eurovision Scoreboard fan ranking: 34th out of 39 entries

  • Odds to win ranking: 31st out of 39 entries

(rankings as of 28 April 2021)

About the artist

27-year-old Jeangu Macrooy has been singing and songwriting in The Netherlands since 2014. Born and raised in Paramaribo, Suriname, Jeangu migrated to Holland to study songwriting at the ArtEZ Conservatory.

While performing at the Conservatory in Enschede, Jeangu met music producer Perquisite and shortly after was signed to his record company by the end of 2015.

In April of 2017, Jeangu's first studio album 'High On You' was released and peaked at 69 on the Dutch Album Charts. Since then Jeangu has released his sophomore album in 2019 and has gone on to tour across Europe finding great success in Netherlands and Suriname.

He was internally selected to represent The Netherlands at the 2020 edition of the contest with his song 'Grow'. After the contest was cancelled, host broadcasters announced his return for the 2021 edition.

About the song

Jeangu wrote and produced the song himself alongside Pieter Perquin. Describing the song Jeangu summarised the entry saying: "The song is an ode to everyone who stands up for themselves and dares to celebrate the power of their authenticity." The song peaked at 37 on the Dutch Top 40 charts.

'Birth Of A New Age' includes lyrics in Sranan Tongo, a language spoken in Suriname. This will be the first time Sranan Tongo will be sung at the contest, as well as being the 59th language to be performed at Eurovision.

Aussievision podcast The Netherlands episode

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