Jeangu Macrooy’s Mum is unable to travel from Suriname to the Netherlands to see her son perform at the Eurovision Song Contest.
AD.nl reports that Jeanette John the mother of Jeangu Macrooy is has been told that she is unable to travel to the Netherlands to see him perform at Eurovision 2021. She was informed that an exception could not be made for her to travel due to a current ban on non-essential travel.
Jeanette is now hoping to have a party at her home in Paramaribo to celebrate Jeangu’s participation. However she has come across a new issue that no broadcast in Suriname is currently planning on broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest next week, she told AD that:
The stations here are not aimed at it, but I will call around tomorrow to see if one of them is not ready to talk after all. And I think I will also inquire about it at the embassy.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv / AVROTROS & Rinse Fokkema | Source: AD.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”.