Jeangu Macrooy will represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2021. Th Dutch broadcaster was quick to announce the confirmation after the EBU confirmed that the event will be postponed for a year due to measures regarding the coronavirus.
Jeangu confirmed for Eurovision 2021
Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS is happy to continue the collaboration with Jeangu in 2021. Following Spain and Greece, both of which have issued statements confirming the return of their planned 2020 act, the broadcaster said:
“Obviously AVROTROS fully understands the decision of the EBU, the municipality of Rotterdam and the project team consisting of NPO / NOS / AVROTROS. This is not an easy decision, but unfortunately inevitable because health always comes first. Macrooy has also been very excited to participate in ESC. But he fully understands the decision. AVROTROS supports our Dutch entry and is happy to continue the collaboration with Jeangu in 2021 with new energy and passion.”
Further details about what song Jeangu will sing at ESC 2021 will be announced at a later stage, according to AVROTROS.
During De Wereld Draait Door, Jeangu performed a stripped-down version of his song “Grow”. It was just Jeangu and a pianist. During the performance, tears swell in Jeangu’s eyes – he is visibly emotional as he confronts this new reality, just like the other guests at the show.
”A messy day”
Cornald Maas — the Dutch Eurovision commenter and Eurovision in Concert host — was also on DWDD. “Today is a messy day. It’s hard to say something. I’m slightly embarrassed, because there are obviously more important things than Eurovision. But I’ve been writing about Eurovision in notebooks since I was 12 years and I’ve been involved for decades. Last year, we finally won. It’s a pity that we have to wait until 2021 – but understandable.’’
Nevertheless, Cornald also sees the silver lining: “At least we don’t have to worry about the leaking of our act – we know Jeangu is going in 2021.’’
Who will host Eurovision 2021?
Eurovision 2020 hosts Chantal Janzen and Edsilia Rombley were also on DWDD – Jan Smit couldn’t be there because he’s still suffering from burn-out. Chantal opened the show with a performance of the Dutch song “Avond” –which can be translated to “Evening” — a song about maintaining hope. Chantal says she wants to make people feel better by singing, because music can be a form of consolation. Edsilia Rombley agrees: “We need music, it gives hope, it gives strength, music gives so much more than we are aware of.’’
Chantal and Edsilia would love to host Eurovision 2021, but they are not sure if that will actually happen. “Time will tell”, the ladies agreed.
Are you happy that Jeangu will represent The Netherlands in 2021? Would you like to see the same hosts? Let us know in the comment section down below!
Bad news, he has no talent whatsoever
And where do you get that knowledge negative queen, on a day like today??
Just listen to his song “Grow”, its a pathetic attempt and im sad to hear he will still represent The Netherlands at Eurovision 2021 🙁
Don’t say that, creating boring songs may require some talent because I’m sure he’ll manage to make an even more boring song next year.
True, you have to be a very certain kind of special to create such an awful song
What a giftet talented guy. I don’t know how people could not get touched by this rich grand voice, and the words and emotional performance. It seems possible. We missed the contest of a High quality vintage with Eurovision 2020 one might even say.
Good news on a sad day.
I still can’t believe this is real tbh .. PED has come early an wont end for a long time
good news (same good news that Greece let Stefania perform in 2021) – all artists deserve a 2nd shot for the ESC (but I know that this is sometimes not gonna happen).
Best case scenario. Keep the good songs and make the less good songs better.
I love Grow and actually hope he keeps that song for next year, maybe with a revamp to spice it up a bit before Eurovision takes place.
Edit: You know what? Forget about that revamp. Just listened to the DWDD performance. Keep it just as it is.
I’ve been thinking about acts repeating and I think all artists will probably go with new songs. 14 months is a lot to overcome and to keep buzz or fresh factor is almost impossible. I feel bad for Bulgaria or Switzerland tho. Or Lithuania with On Fire that just peak so much for example. It is so hard.
is Eden not participating next year and for Australia are they keeping Montaigne or not because Dami Im said she would participate in Australia Decide 2020
Blas, Stefania, Damir, Hurricane, Go_A, Jeangu, ect. I am happy *for them*, because this is their opportunity being re-installed. However, unless they are able to keep the same songs, this isn’t a guarantee for us. Retrospectively, some of the people who tried out several times at a NF had wide difference in quality among their songs. Just because *this song* was gold, doesn’t mean that the next one will be. We are back to square one. Fyi, I think Jeangu’s *current song* was really good and exceptionally well written.
I agree that they should make a concession to allow them to keep their songs, as otherwise the songwriters lose out too.
How do you know about the Hurricane?
Apparently also Roxen will participate in 2021 🙂
I’m super glad that these broadcasters made the fair and sensible decision of keeping their artists for 2021. And I hope EBU gives them (artists and broadcasters) the option to take their original songs if they want.
Grow is one of my favourite songs of 2020
I really wanted to see that song in Rotterdam but well…
You will see him next year 🙂 maybe with another song, but you’ll see it eventually
Great performance. With this emotional power and with the right staging it could still work. Juries should give this credits, televotes might still be a problem.
All the internals are running to confirm they’re keeping 2020 artists. I don’t think it was necessary to do it today, but it’s grateful they are showing us, the fandom, their compromise to make 2021 a good year.
He has a good song this year but a new song would be better hopefully
If the artists are not allowed to use their 2020 songs, they should be able to create new songs for 2021.