He’ll represent the host nation at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam.
And now we know where The Netherlands’ Jeangu Macrooy will perform in the Grand Final.
The “Grow” singer will perform 23rd. The draw was announced at today’s Head of Delegation meeting.
Eurovision host nations draw their spot at random during the meeting. This ensures producers don’t weight the running order to favour their own act.
Jeangu Macrooy to perform 23rd
There is some host nation history with spot 23.
Denmark’s Basim performed in the same spot at Eurovision 2014 and scored a very resectable ninth place. It has produced mixed results since.
Georgia’s Nina Sublatti made it to 11th place in 2015 and Belgium’s Blanche placed in the top five in 2017. On the other hand Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz placed 20th in 2016 and in the two most recent years acts performing 23rd have placed 18th both times.
How Macrooy will perform from the position remains to be seen.
Next steps on the road to Eurovision 2020
Now that all songs have been presented to the EBU and NPO they can begin to decide the running order. While we await the release of all songs publicly, broadcasters have to have presented their songs during today’s Head of Delegation meeting.
While the running order release date varies we can expect news soon. Last year it was released on April 2, in 2018 on April 3 and the year before that on March 31.
Producers will seek to create the best show possible with the running order. That means balancing tempos, styles and performances throughout. Openers tend to be upbeat entries and semi-final closers tend to bring a certain spectacle to the stage.
Once released it will also give our first indication of who will make the final.
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