Netherlands 2020: Jeangu Macrooy

Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy picked for Eurovision 2020

The Dutch broadcaster's selection committee has revealed their artist for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on home soil: Jeangu Macrooy

The Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has just announced that Jeangu Macrooy is the one who will represent the Netherlands at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Jeangu has been on the radar for quite some time, according to the managing director of Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS and member of the selection committee, Eric van Stade:

– The song he delivered touched us right away. We are very happy that Jeangu wants to go on this journey with us!

Jeangu's song for Eurovision 2020 will be released at a later date.

Jeangu Macrooy - "High On You" (NOT his Eurovision song)

Jeangu Macrooy

Jeangu Macrooy (26) is from Paramaribo, Suriname. Since he was 13 he has been singing and playing guitar. He formed the band "Between Towers" together with his twin brother Xillan.

He moved to the Netherlands in 2014, where he met producer and composer Perquisite, who signed him to his record label Unexpected Records. Jeangu has played on several festivals in the Netherlands, and has been nominated twice for an Edison Award.

Jeangu is thrilled about representing the Netherlands in Rotterdam:

– 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!

The Netherlands in Eurovision Song Contest

Netherlands 2019: Duncan Laurence - "Arcade"

The Netherlands is historically one of the 10 most successful Eurovision countries. They have participated in Eurovision Song Contest 60 times since their debut in 1956, with five victories:

Since 1975 the best result for Netherlands was in 2019, when Duncan Laurence ended first with the song "Arcade". They ended last in the contest 5 times: 1958, 1962, 1963, 1968 and 2011. Since the introductions of Semi-finals in 2004, they only qualified for the Grand Final 7 out of 16 times.

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