Following the reveal of Russia’s entry for Eurovision 2019, the Netherlands has now become the favourite to win this years contest.
Duncan Laurence and his song “Arcade” and now the favourite in the Betting Odds to win the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. Russia had previously been the favourite to win, until “Scream” was revealed as the Russian entry at 17:00 CET.
The Netherlands have not been among the favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest since 2014 when The Common Linnets went on to finish 2nd in Copenhagen.
The current top ten in the betting odds is as follows:
- The Netherlands – Duancan Laurence – Arcade
- Russia – Sergey Lazarev – Scream
- Sweden – TBD – TBD
- Italy – Mahmood – Soldi
- Cyprus – Tamta – Replay
- Switzerland – Luca Hanni – She Got Me
- Iceland – Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra”
- Armenia – Srbuk – Walking Out
- Norway – KEiiNO – Spirit in the Sky
- Greece – Katerine Duska – Better Love
Currently sitting in 11th according to Oddschecker is Portugal, followed by France and Azerbaijan.
Who is Duncan Laurence?
Duncan Laurence is originally from Spijkenisse, born in 1994. This year, graduated 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 music. He was internally selected in January by the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS to represent the nation in the 2019 contest.
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.