AVROTROS has revealed that Jeangu Macrooy will be joined on stage at Eurovision by his twin brother Xillan.
The Dutch broadcaster has revealed the two backing vocalists that will be joining Jeangu Macrooy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. He will be joined by Mili and his twin brother Xillan for his performance of “Birth of a New Age”. Mili and Xillan are the long-term backing vocalists of Jeangu and will be visible and dancing on stage as part of the Dutch performance.
With the announcement of Jeangu’s backing singers, the singer also presented his TikTok challenge so that people can learn his choreography for 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.
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 & Source: Songfestival.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”.