Jeangu Macrooy is performing a 25-minute concert this Thursday evening as part of the Empty Concertgebouw Sessions.
The Netherlands representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Jeangu Macrooy is set to give a concert this Thursday at the Royal Concertgebouw. The concert will start at 20:30 CET and will see Jeangu joined by pianist Patrick Rugebregt.
Jeangu will be performing a number of songs during the concert including his entry for this year’s contest “Birth of a New Age” and his entry for the 2020 contest “Grow”. Jeangu commented:
It is always a warm bath for me to perform in The Concertgebouw. The great acoustics and also the rich history of the building always inspire me to get into the moment.
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.
Jeangu will represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 final on 22 May in Rotterdam with his entry “Birth of a New Age.”
Image Source: Eurovision.tv / AVROTROS & Rinse Fokkema | Source: Concertgebouw
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”.