Jeangu Macrooy is the latest artist to be rumored by the Dutch press to be representing the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
27 year old Jeangu Macrooy is being named by AD.nl as the Dutch representative for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The singer according to sources has been internally selected by AVROTROS to represent the Netherlands on home soil in Rotterdam.
Jeangu was born in Suriname and moved to the Netherlands in 2014. He is known for his ‘modern soul’ sound and has been a regular guest on De Wereld Draait Door where he has performed covers and his own music. He has released three albums to date, and last year headlined his first tour of Germany.
Reports about potential entrants for Eurovision 2020 have surged during the past weekend. This occurred after it was revealed on Dutch radio that the singer who will represent the Netherlands in Rotterdam, starts with the letter J.
The Director General of AVROTROS has confirmed that the Dutch entrant and song for Eurovision 2020 has been chosen. Speaking on NPO Radio he stated that he believes that the country can win for a second year in a row.
The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on five occasions; 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975 and most recently 2019. Prior to Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands had been waiting 44 years for their next victory. Duncan Laurence won the contest in Israel with the song “Arcade”.