In the Netherlands, over 2.9 million viewers watched the second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
2,903,000 watched the contest on NPO1 last night, an increase of 123,000 viewers. 49% of the viewing audience in the Netherlands watched the show up 0.3%. This is down just over 100,000 viewers on the equivalent show in 2019 when Duncan Laurence made the final. During the course of the show, 5.381 million watched at least one minute of the show.
Audience figures for Semi-Final Two so far:
- Netherlands – 2,903,000 viewers – 49% share
- United Kingdom – 666,000 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”.