The Netherlands have been drawn to perform in position 23 in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The running order in which the host nation of the Netherlands will perform at Eurovision 2020 has been determined. The Netherlands who are being represented by Jeangu Macrooy will perform in slot 23 in the Grand Final. The slot was drawn at random during the Heads of Delegation meeting today in Rotterdam.
The results for slot 23 in the Grand Final for the past 10 years are as follows:
- 2019 – 4th – 364 points
- 2018 – 18th – 121 points
- 2017 – 4th – 363 points
- 2016 – 20th – 104 points
- 2015 – 11th – 51 points
- 2014 – 2nd – 238 points
- 2013 – 7th – 126 points
- 2012 – 19th – 46 points
- 2011 – 4th – 159 points
- 2010 – 18th – 43 points
The Netherlands are being represented by Jeangu Macrooy with the song “Grow”. He was internally selected to represent the Netherlands on home soil in May.
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.
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”.