Jeangu Macrooy, the Dutch representative of Eurovision 2020, will reveal his Eurovision entry on Wednesday the 4th of March. AVROTROS confirmed the news on Twitter, sending Eurofans into a flurry of heart and Dutch flag emojis.

The Netherlands’ Eurovision 2020 entry

The Dutch song will premiere during De Wereld Draait Door, a popular talkshow in The Netherlands. A day later, on March 5, Jeangu will sing his Eurovision song live for the first time during the same talkshow. The same strategy was used last year when the Duncan Laurence revealed his winning Eurovision song “Arcade”.

The name of Jeangu’s song has not been announced yet. Cornald Maas, who is part of the selection committee for the Eurovision Song Contest, tweeted that the song can be best described as “outspoken and distinctive”.

Who is Jeangu Macrooy?

Jeangu Macrooy is a Surinamese singer-songwriter. He was born in the former Dutch colony of Suriname in South America. He moved to the Netherlands in 2014 to study songwriting at the ArtEZ Popacademy.

Since then, he’s built up a career in the Netherlands. Jeangu has released two studio albums, one live album, an EP and many singles. He regularly tours in the Netherlands, as well as Belgium, Germany and France.

Jeangu is a regular guest performer on De Wereld Draait Door. He performs his own music on the show, as well as tributes to artists such as Stevie Wonder, George Michael and Bob Dylan.

Jeangu has spoken about the importance of being an openly gay role model for young Surinamese people — a country where gay culture is often considered a taboo subject. Jeangu explained, “I’ve got a stage to trigger change. I hope I can be meaningful for all those young people in Suriname who discover their sexuality and discover that they’re different.”

Jeangu isn’t the first Dutch Eurovision act with Surinamese origins. Singers Humphrey Campbell (Eurovision 1992) and Ruth Jacott (Eurovision 1993) were both born in Suriname before moving to the Netherlands.

 

Are you excited about Jeangu’s song reveal? Do you have high expectations? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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lulu
lulu
1 year ago

He put a tiny teaser on twitter. Starting to get nervous now.. 😀

mft
mft
1 year ago

I hope for … Amsterdam 2021!

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

Hopefully, it’s the SONG, not the artist that fits perfectly in #openup theme.

Name*
Name*
1 year ago

I think you might be right. Or at least not definitely wrong as many ppl defensively claim in the comments. Even though the majority of white Europeans might not consider themselves racist (or aren’t), there are hardly very successful singers of colour in Eurovision in recent years. With the juries yes, but with the public meh (Sweden 2019, Austria 2018, Ukraine 2012, Norway 2011, okay there’s Latvia 2015, but even in that case juries favored her more than televoters). Not claiming everyone is racist, but food for thought, yes.

Fatima
Fatima
1 year ago

“Europeans really don’t like black people …” – Google Efrén Eugene Benita

Monika
Monika
1 year ago

Last place in the semifinal…

Poli-Genova
Poli-Genova
1 year ago
Reply to  Monika

Are you making a joke??

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Monika

They’re an automatic qualifer, but okay.

Talentina Monetta
Talentina Monetta
1 year ago

This is one of the entries I’n most excited for!

Una
Una
1 year ago

I think the last host country to do well was Germany in 2011 when Lena was top 10 or 11? No, it was Sweden in 2016 when Frans was 5th or so. I’d be nice to see the Netherlands do well as host country considering the sad experiences of Austria, Portugal and Israel in the last few years.

Name*
Name*
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

And don’t forget Azerbaijan 2012 😉

Wembley2012
Wembley2012
1 year ago
Reply to  Name*

Don’t forget Austria in 2015 😉

Henry
Henry
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Don’t forget Sweden 2016… they came 5th as the Host country.

Henry
Henry
1 year ago
Reply to  Henry

I’m sorry you already mentioned that..

Fun or ban?
Fun or ban?
1 year ago

Mamma mia, isn’t he gorgeous?

xohxoh
xohxoh
1 year ago

I remember the times the hosting country would do great with their entry, not the case anymore. Not expecting much.

Behold
Behold
1 year ago

Even in Holland there isn’t any hype surrounding this… I suppose it’s because we don’t care if we win again. I’m sure he’ll have a good song in his own genre, I’m not so sure if the televoters are going to like it because his sound isn’t exactly something that would appeal to most Europeans. I’m guessing top-5 with the juries though.

oreo
oreo
1 year ago

No high expectations, probably one of the bottom 5 come may

Bigger
Bigger
1 year ago

I live in the Netherlands now so I follow the news here too. There is little hype because they kept everything secret (except for the artist) on purpose. They did it last year with Duncan too; nothing was known until the very last week. That tactic worked, so why not do it again? There is only so much to speculate about, so no real hype could be built. And it might be better if you see how people are disappointed after so much hype 😉 it might be better to out of nowhere surprise everyone with a great song rather… Read more »

Safiya
Safiya
1 year ago
Reply to  Bigger

The less hype, the better. People are not talking about Jeangu because the Dutch delegation is not revealing much. They don’t tease, don’t reveal the title, the snippets etc. – and IMO it’s a good thing because many countries tease too much and release disappointing entries in the end (France, lol).

And when it comes to racism, I guess it’s not an easy thing to judge. There are both racist and very tolerant people all over Europe. But I wouldn’t suspect most Eurovision fans of being particularly racist… It’s the song that counts the most.

Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
1 year ago
Reply to  Safiya

Possible To Let France In Peace Now and to forget them a little? Even when it’s off topic, France France everywhere, not tired?

RoboESC
RoboESC
1 year ago
Reply to  Bigger

Last year the cover art, title of Arcade and demo version leaked way before the official presentation at DWDD.

Reverb
Reverb
1 year ago

I think the comment is referring to subconscious racism. The kind that wont let you pick up the phone and vote. And I agree. Very strong african representation in Esc this year with Benny, Destiny, Eden and Jeangu (surinam but of African roots). It will be interesting to see how they do.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Reverb

depends on their songs i guess?

Libero
Libero
1 year ago

I don’t think Europeans are racist, in fact I would argue is quite the opposite

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago

People are simply less interested with the host entry songs, look what happened recently with Ukraine, Portugal and Israel songs as the host country. And NL regardless the song and who sings it is likely to follow the same footsteps.

Robbert
Robbert
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Why would they? Ukraine, Portugal and Israel didn’t have appeal to voters. So, if he has a good song he will manage a top 10 position.

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

Expecting a lot! Great singer at least, hope the song is up to par

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
1 year ago

Your comments are very ignorant to say the least. Infact I’ve seen strong nationalism from your previous posts it’s quite ironic that you’re talking about racism.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 year ago

this is off-topic but I really want elif to represent Germany. doppelleben, one of her best songs, is hauntingly beautiful and I never get tired of its ethnic elements and vocals. also, she nearly always sings in German. I recommend y’all check her out.

E-Online
E-Online
1 year ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

lets see

Sale
Sale
1 year ago

The begging of march is gonna be bussy xD

marander02
marander02
1 year ago
Reply to  Sale

as always