“ Birth of a new age ” by Jeangu Macrooy
The Netherlands in Eurovision
The Netherlands made their Eurovision Song Contest debut in 1956 and have won five times in their history.
In 1957, Corry Brokken gave the nation its first victory with his song “Net als toen”. The Netherlands also won in 1959, 1969, 1975 and more recently in 2019 with Duncan Laurence and his song “ Arcade ”.
Entry 2021: Jeangu Macrooy – “ Birth of a new age ”
Grand Final: As the host nation, Jeangu will automatically participate in the Grand Final at the 23rd position in the running order
Ranking of fans of my Eurovision scoreboard: 34th out of 39 entries
Ranking of odds of winning: 31st out of 39 entries
(rankings as of April 28, 2021)
About the artist
Jeangu Macrooy, 27, has been singing and writing songs in the Netherlands since 2014. Born and raised in Paramaribo, Suriname, Jeangu emigrated to the Netherlands to study songwriting at the ArtEZ Conservatory.
While performing at the Enschede Conservatory, Jeangu met music producer Perquisite and soon after was signed to his record company in late 2015.
In April 2017, Jeangu’s debut studio album “ High On You ” was released and peaked at 69 on the Dutch charts. Since then, Jeangu released his second album in 2019 and has continued to tour across Europe, achieving great success in the Netherlands and Suriname.
He has been selected internally to represent the Netherlands at the 2020 edition of the competition with his song ‘Grow’. After the competition was canceled, host broadcasters announced its return for the 2021 edition.
About the song
Jeangu wrote and produced the song himself alongside Pieter Perquin. Describing the song, Jeangu summed up the entry by saying, “The song is an ode to all who stand up for themselves and dare to celebrate the power of their authenticity.” The song peaked at 37 in the Dutch Top 40.
“Birth Of A New Age” features lyrics in Sranan Tongo, a language spoken in Suriname. This will be the first time that Tongo Sranan will be sung in the competition, in addition to being the 59th language to be performed at Eurovision Song Contest.
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