Just under 50% of the viewing audience watched the first Semi-Final of Eurovision 2021 last night in the Netherlands.
2.78 million viewers watched Semi-Final One of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 live on NPO1 last night. The show had an audience share of 48.7%, with a total of 5,403,000 viewers watching at least one minute of the broadcast. The figure represents the most-watched first Semi-Final in the Netherlands since 2016.
Audience figures for Semi-Final One so far:
- Austria – 339,000 viewers – Share unknown
- Germany – 700,000 viewers – 4.1% share
- Italy – 535,000 viewers – 2.2% share
- Spain – 564,000 viewers – 3.6% share
- Sweden – 1,562.000 viewers – % share unknown
- The Netherlands – 2,780,000 – 48.7% share
- United Kingdom – 617,017 viewers – % share unknown
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: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: SKO
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”.