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The Netherlands NETHERLANDS 2021 - Jeangu Macrooy - Birth of a New Age

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escYOUnited

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Skin as rich as the starlit night
Your rhythm is rebellion, your rhythm is rebellion
Deep currents running in the rivers of your eyes
Your rhythm is rebellion, your rhythm is rebellion
They spat on your crown and they poisoned your ground
Your rhythm is rebellion, your rhythm is rebellion
They burned your heroes at the stake
But your voice will echo all their names
This ain't the end no
It's the birth of a new age

Yu no man broko mi
Yu no man broko mi
Yu no man broko, broko mi

Soul blazin' like a hurricane
Your rhythm is rebellion, your rhythm is rebellion
Spirit roaring wild like untamed flames
Your rhythm is rebellion, your rhythm is rebellion
They buried your guts, they imprisoned your thoughts
Your rhythm is rebellion, your rhythm is rebellion
They tried to drain you off your faith
But you are the rage that melts the chains
This ain't the end no
It's the birth of a new age

We are the fruit born in the legacy
Of every forgotten revolutionary
Born in resilience, proud like a lion
We are the birth of a new age

Yu no man broko mi
Yu no man broko mi
Yu no man broko, broko mi
Mi na afu sensi​
 
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Etanna

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I hoped for something more fun and upbeat but I guess they wanted to take the opportunity of being in the final and focus on promoting his culture&sending a message which is ok, too, since they're the hosting nation.

However, I agree with other comments that they need to change the performance. I would have loved to see more colours - the dim grey-blue killed all the energy and as a result Jeangu's excitement looked out of place. I think that if they add colours and maybe have Jeangu interact with the choir more it can be really nice.

Oh and the Surinamese one-liner is a pretty clever move - everyone seems to have noticed it and remembered it :D
 

H.P. Lovecraft

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This is my last place right now.
I didn't put it in the last place because I see some technique. The song is there and it's not bad either. I like that Jeangu wants to win over with his voice and song instead of obscene dancing and winks at the audience. What I don't like is that I would have expected more from a voice like yours. He seems to be holding back emotions or failing to define them. However, we need to consider what Netherlands wants to achieve. I think they just want to have the honor of presenting the ESC and they don't want to win. Jeangu is "a transitional artist". Both, with regret, we agree that so far the song is 0 points.
 

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Studio version is even better tbh. Makes my slightly-generous-10 feel totally justified. The orchestrations and melody give me kind of a New Radicals "You Get What You Give"/U2 "Mysterious Ways" vibe, and it's hard for me to say no to anything that reminds me of either.
 

ag89

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OK, now I kinda get this... It has a good vibe. Especially this last part of the song. I like it!
 

I bims

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Heard the studio version. I thought I liked it more now because the studio version is undeniably better. But the song still does nothing for me and the live version should matter more in the end. So no change it's a :1:.
 

grazy2266

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Not really sure about this song at all, I think the studio version is much better than the live version, although that can be worked on.
 

Mainshow

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No surprise that it's dead last on the Eurovision Scoreboard App.
I know that this app is only been by (hardcore) fans but still, it sucks to see the host entry being #20 of 20 released entries.
 

JollityFarm

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I really like it, but I suspect that a lot of the people who are into this kind of music would steer clear of Eurovision because they wouldn't expect this kind of music there. And most of the people who watch Eurovision are going to end up saying "this is boring music for grownups", and so even though I gave it a 10, and it may end up being my favourite (I will wait until I've heard them all to make *that* decision), I am probably going to be in a minority. Oh well.
 

Ezio

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The hype is real. Already 8 pages and still counting.
 

Lonter

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Jeangu has such a good way of carrying himself on live performances. Definitely worse than Grow, but definitely still very good.
 
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Netherlands clearly said: "It's been horrible 2 years. Please do not choose us as winners this year."
 
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