Hans Pannecoucke has been confirmed as the Staging Director for Jeangu Macrooy’s performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
AVROTROS has confirmed that Hans Pannecoucke will once again be the Staging Director for the Dutch performance at the Eurovision Song Contest. Mr Pannecoucke has staged the Dutch performances at the contest since the 2014 contest when The Common Linnets finished in 2nd place.
Mr Pannecoucke will be involved with staging two nations entries this year. It was revealed yesterday by VRT that he will be helping to stage Hooverphonic’s performance for Belgium at the contest in May as well.
“Birth of a New Age” is the title of the song that Jeangu Macrooy will perform at Eurovision 2021, it features Sranan Tongo, a creole language spoken in Suriname, which is making its first appearance at Eurovision.
Who is Jeangu Macrooy?
Jeangu Macrooy was born on November 6 1993 in Paramaribo, Suriname. In 2011, he formed the band Between Towers with his twin brother Xillian. He moved to the Netherlands in 2014 to study songwriting at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Enschede.
During his studies in Enschede, Jeangu met with music producer Perquisite and signed to his label in December 2015. He released his debut EP “Brave Enough” in April 2016 and his debut single “Gold” was used in an advertisement for HBO. A year later, he released his first full-length album “High on You”. His second album “Horizon” was released in February 2019. He then went on his first headline tour of Germany.
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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”.