DISCOVER: All you need to know about Jeangu Macrooy who will represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Last week the Dutch selection committee confirmed Jeangu Macrooy as their representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Born in Suriname, located on the North-East coast of South America, the 26-year-old took his music dreams to the Netherlands in 2014. Shortly after Macrooy was signed onto Unexpected Records and a series of high-profile festival performances and award nominations have followed since.

The singer’s track for Eurovision will be released at a later date, but for those wanting to get a taste of Jeangu Macrooy’s voice can do so on tracks such as ‘Step Into The Water’, which boasts over two million streams on Spotify.

With a deep and soulful voice, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a similar sounding track featuring at the competition later this year!

Hosting the event for the first time since 1976 when group Teach-In followed ABBA’s infamous win by bringing home the crown, it was Duncan Laurence’s efforts in 2019 that secured the privilege for the Netherlands. Previous wins had come all the way back in 1957, 1959 and 1969.

Announced so far are Blas Cantó for SpainHooverphonic for BelgiumVICTORIA for BulgariaSandro for CyprusVincent Bueno for AustriaArilena Ara for Albania and Tornike Kipiani for Georgia. The remaining countries are expected to reveal their acts in the coming months.

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands after Duncan Laurence won the 2019 contest with the song “Arcade”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 12 May 2020 and 14 May 2020, with the Grand Final taking place on 16 May 2020. A total of 41 countries will compete in the contest.

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Written by Toby Bryant

Student journalist: music, sport, culture and just about anything in-between… Have worked for The Courier, NME, Daily Mirror, FourFourTwo & British Rowing, amongst others.
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