Ilse DeLange has confirmed that she will be travelling to Israel to support Duncan Laurence at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Ilse DeLange who represented the Netherlands at Eurovision 2014, will be travelling to Israel to support this years Dutch entrant. Ilse was the coach of Duncan Laurence from his time on the fifth season of The Voice of Holland.
She was asked this evening by RTL Boulevard whether she has been involved with the song that Duncan will perform in Tel Aviv. She told the broadcaster that all will be revealed on March 7, when the song is set to be officially revealed to the public. Ilse added;
What is going to happen is very beautiful. It’s wonderful.
Duncan Laurence was internally selected by AVROTROS to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2019. It is the first time since returning to internal selections in 2013 that the broadcaster has selected an unknown singer for the contest.
Who is Duncan Laurence?
Duncan Laurence is originally from Spijkenisse, born in 1994. This year Duncan managed to graduate from the Rock Academy in Tilburg where he studied to become a singer-songwriter as well as music producer. He has also spent time previously in London and Stockholm writing his music.
Source: RTL Boulevard
The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on four occasions the latest being in 1975. The Netherlands struggled in the contest from 2000 onwards, between 2004 and 2013 the country only qualified twice for the final. The countries best result since 1975 occurred in 2014 when The Common Linnets finished 2nd in Copenhagen with a total of 238 points, 52 points behind Austria.