What next for this year’s Eurovision finalists?
The Netherlands: Duncan Laurence – THE WINNER!
Last week, the bookies favourite, 25 year old Duncan Laurence won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with his song “Arcade“. Though not the most popular with the jury vote, once the public votes had been cast, Laurence romped home comfortably with 498 votes to become the first Dutch winner of the contest for 44 years!
So what do we know about Duncan and where he came from and more over, where he’s going now? Well, he was born Duncan de Moor in Spijkenisse, South Holland in 1994. He became a semi-finalist in the fifth season of The Voice Of Holland in 2014. He graduated from Rock Academy in 2017 and the following year co-wrote the song “Closer” for K-Pop duo TVXQ.
He was selected in January 2019 to represent The Netherlands for the Eurovision Song Contest and co-wrote “Arcade” with songwriters Joel Sjöö, Wouter Hardy and Will Knox. The song has topped the Dutch singles chart, where it has been certified Platinum for sales of over 80,000 copies, as well as reaching the top ten across most of mainland Europe.
Duncan is taking to the road later this year, playing gigs across The Netherlands from October and throughout the rest of Europe in November and December. And it won’t be long, I’m sure, before we see a full album of Duncan’s vocal and piano skills gracing the charts, and very welcome it would be too!