Jeangu Macrooy has played his Eurovision song “Grow” live for the first time.
He gave the performance at De Wereld Draait Door, accompanied by a live band and backing vocalists.
This was a flawless live performance of his Eurovision entry and was well received by the public.
Heeeeeel mooi! Mijn ‘douze points’ krijgt hij: prachtig uniek liedje, fantastische zanger, mooi mens! ?@JeanguMacrooy?, ik ben blij met jou op ons Songfestival ? LIVE: Jeangu Macrooy – Grow | Songfestival 2020 – YouTube https://t.co/oF5Q5vU58S
— Esther Wessels (@twitesther) March 5, 2020
@twitesther writes, ”Very beautiful. I will give him my ”douze points”: this is a beautiful and original song, fantastic singer, beautiful person! @jeangumacrooy, I’m very happy to see you at our Eurovision Song Contest.”
Ik geloof er wel in dat je/hij gaat winnen.
Sowieso, wat iemand al zei: zo'n lied op dat podium brengen is al winnen. #dwdd
— ??__ navellef __?????________________ ???? (@navellef) March 6, 2020
@navellef adds, ”Jeangu’s videoclip didn’t touch me that much, but the live performance was a hit immediately. It felt more intimate. I have respect for all involved in this choice. Thanks. I do believe that you will win. Anyway, like someone else already said: performing a song like this on stage is already winning.”
First live performance
De Wereld Draait Door is a talk show, where Jeangu is a regular guest.
Speaking of his song, Jeangu said: “Emotions, good and bad, are a universal language. I hope this song makes people feel a little less lonely in their search for happiness. I think that openness and honesty about how we really feel will ultimately bring us closer. I believe in the power music has to bring people together. It’s the reason I do what I do.”
Jeangu also appeared in another talk show with Eva Jinek. Here, they talked about his Eurovision entry “Grow” and everything that is currently coming his way. “The past few days have really been a rollercoaster. But the great thing is that after we have had to keep it a secret for so long, we can finally talk about the song.”
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WHAT A WEEK! We released GROW on Wednesday and it is still the number one trending video on YouTube. It’s the @nporadio2 TOPSONG and was added to the playlist on @nporadio1, @npo3fm, @nporadio5 and @100pnl. I could not have asked for a better way to start this journey. Thank you for all the beautiful messages. I appreciate you sharing your stories with me. This is the beginning of a beautiful journey and I AM SO READY!!! • • P.S. For everyone who wanted to know who made this outfit: It’s by @dylanwesterweel and I felt like a million dollars wearing it? • • #TEAMJEANGU #esc2020 #esf2020 #GROW #eurovison
Jeangu revealed something about the staging of his Eurovision performance. “We’re going to keep it in line with the song. The most important thing is that we get the feel of the song on stage,” said Macrooy.
Jeangu has always had big dreams. According to him, the reason he dreams so big is because of his mother. She always supported Jeangu to follow his dream to become a performer. When Jeangu was a kid, he was a big fan of Beyoncé. One day he saw her performance on TV, and he thought: “I want to be a performer, and I will become a performer”.
On the show they discussed one of Jeangu’s notebooks he had when he was a kid. Jeangu wrote on the cover “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough!”. At this moment, he is not scared to perform on the Eurovision stage because everything is planned and prepared in small steps. However, Jeangu says that he’s certain that he will be scared on the 16th of May when he is going to perform in the Grand Final of Eurovision.
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