AVROTROS has announced that Emma Wortelboer will be the spokesperson for the Netherlands in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Emma Wortelboer will reveal the results of the Dutch jury at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Emma is a television presenter having previously worked for BNN. She now one of the presenters on the chat show De Wereld Draait Door. Emma commented:
I can heardly believe that I will be there
Emma is the first spokesperson to be revealed for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The spokespersons will be revealing the jury votes from each of the nations competing in this years contest. As has been the case since the 2016 contest in Stockholm, they will only be revealing who the 12 points has gone to, and not 8 and 10 points as was previously seen since 2006.
Who is the Dutch participant?
Duncan Laurence will be representing the Netherlands in Israel with the song “Arcade”. 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.