The Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be revealed on March 4.
Jeangu Macrooy confirmed the news on his social media accounts today.
I'm excited to finally announce that my @Eurovision song will be released on Wednesday March 4th! Pre-save the track on your favourite streaming service to add it to your music library as soon as it comes out! Click here: https://t.co/vJqHFwVLtv
📷: Anton Corbijn #TEAMJEANGU pic.twitter.com/bpat0vrLrm
— Jeangu Macrooy (@JeanguMacrooy) February 26, 2020
Jeangu Macrooy’s manager has revealed that the singer will be performing a song that he has written at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Pieter Perquin explained that he never expected the singer to go to the contest, having worked with Jeangu for over five years. Regarding the song Mr Perquin commented:
“I really believe in individuality, so I trust more in intuition than in a search for something ‘that works’ Jeangu has written his song for the Songfestival from his own experiences. It is a very pronounced song, and that makes it exciting. There will probably be strong reactions.”
Jeangu and his manager have not looked at past Eurovision performances for inspiration for his 2020 performance, instead opting to come with something that works for the singer. They are of course aiming for a strong result in Rotterdam, with Mr Perquin adding “Unfortunately we can’t do better than Duncan Laurence, but equaling his success is the approach!”.
Who is Jeangu Macrooy?
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.
Source: Jeangu Macrooy
The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
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”.