An Eindhoven-based company has created the graphics that will be used as part of Jeangu Macrooy’s performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Maincourse has been selected to create the graphics for the Netherlands performance on home soil at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The graphics have been created by Mark Vankan and Reinier Reynhout who have previously done events such as the New Year’s celebrations and a number of Dutch artists. The duo already created the graphics from the live presentation of ‘Birth Of A New Age’.
They informed ED that the animation seen at the live presentation of the Netherland’s entry for Eurovision 2021 cannot be compared with that which will be seen on stage in the Grand Final. Reynhout commented about the song:
It’s an exciting song that gives us many options for design.
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: ED.nl
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”.