Singer songwriter Jeangu Macrooy will represent the Netherlands in this year’s Eurovision Song Festival, according to the AD – although his nomination has not yet been officially announced.
The Netherlands won last year’s competition and is staging the event at the Ahoy complex in Rotterdam in May. This year’s Dutch entry will automatically be placed for the final.
Soul singer Macrooy, born in Suriname, moved to the Netherlands in 2014 after studying at the Paramaribo conservatory. Since then he has released two albums and embarked on several tours. His first single Gold was used in an advert for HBO series Game of Thrones.
AVROTROS, which organises the Dutch entry for the song festival, has declined to comment on the AD’s report, saying only that they do have their eye on someone.
But online sleuths point out that there is a significant gap in Macrooy’s current tour schedule which would fit perfectly with any Eurovision commitments.
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