The Netherlands: AVROTROS sticks with Jeangu Macrooy for Eurovision 2021
Not long after the Eurovision 2020 cancellation was officially confirmed, the Dutch national broadcaster, AVROTROS, has confirmed that it sticks with Jeangu Macrooy for Eurovision 2021.
No change of act for the Dutch broadcaster , AVROTROS, as it will be staying behind the internally selected for ESC 2020, Jeangu Macrooy.
Het #Songfestival is ivm het Coronavirus afgelast. Geen makkelijk besluit, maar helaas onvermijdelijk. @AVROTROS blijft achter onze inzending @jeangumacrooy staan en zet graag in 2021 de samenwerking met Jeangu voort. Samen staan we sterk! https://t.co/VPhjOQkz8l
— Songfestival (@songfestival) March 18, 2020
AVROTROS invited Jeangu to remain the country’s representative even for Eurovision 2021:
This has also been an exciting period for Jeangu Macrooy, but he fully understands the decision. AVROTROS remains behind our Dutch entry and is happy to continue the collaboration with Jeangu in 2021 with new energy and great passion. Together we are strong!
Here is the Dutch act’s reaction to the latest developments:
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English Version: Hi everyone, I’ve just heard that the Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled for this year and will be postponed to next year. It feels unreal, I was in such a good flow with my team. The preparations were going well and just as many others, I was looking forward to the contest. However, there’s something way more important right now: everyone’s health and wellbeing. So I completely understand the decision that has been made. I will use the upcoming period to rest and hopefully later this year, in good health, we can all look forward to a wonderful Eurovision Song Contest. Together with #TeamJeangu. Thank you AVROTROS for your support. For now, I’d like to wish you all strength and a good recovery for the people who are ill. Get well soon and take good care of each other! ❤️ #StaySafe #Eurovision #ESC2020 #ESF2020 @songfestival.avrotros @omroepavrotros @eurovision
Jeangu was selected internally to represent the host country on home soil with his entry “Grow”
EBU stated that the reference group and the participating broadcasters will later make a decision on if the selected artists will be able to perform their songs in next year’s contest. However, the national broadcasters will have to decide if they will select the same Eurovision 2020 acts to represent them in next year’s edition.
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