Jeangu Macrooy represents the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song

Birth of a New Age

.

The singer first showed the song in a live stream that could be followed on Thursday evening via YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

Macrooy wrote the Eurovision entry together with Pieter Perquin, better known as Perquisite, who also

produced

last year's entry,

Grow

.

The chorus consists of a sentence in Sranantongo, the language of Suriname, in which Macrooy sings that no one can break him.

Last year Macrooy was chosen by the selection committee of the AVROTROS to represent the Netherlands during the Eurovision Song Contest

.

However, the event was canceled due to the corona crisis.

Each participating country was given the opportunity to send the same artist again, but a different song had to be provided.

The Netherlands does not have to play in the semi-finals, because the organizing country is automatically qualified for the final.

The festival will be held in Rotterdam after the victory of Duncan Laurence on behalf of the Netherlands in 2019.

Macrooy will compete against 25 other countries in the final.

A total of 41 countries are participating, of which fifteen are stuck in the semi-finals.

The 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on 18, 20 and 22 May in Ahoy Rotterdam.