Duncan Laurence has performed his Eurovision entry live on the radio.
At the start of the week, the Dutch Eurovision entrant Duncan Laurence performed his entry “Arcade” live on Radio Veronica in The Netherlands. Watch the full performance below.
Speaking to Eurovision.tv about his entry, he revealed the meaning of the song:
“I want to reach out to others with my music, even help them and give them something. In the case of Arcade, I created an advice for myself from the life story of my loved one, a life lesson: you determine your own happiness. This is of course not always easy.”
“The song also has the feeling that I had when I moved from the village where I lived to Tilburg: the little boy in the big city, in love with everything that happened around him, but sometimes I felt lonely there. And I had chosen that myself again – a strange mix of feelings, which nevertheless produced something positive.”
Who is Duncan Laurence?
Duncan Laurence is originally from Spijkenisse, born in 1994. This year he 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.
Duncan will be performing the song “Arcade” in Tel Aviv, Israel. The song was written two years before it was selected to represent the Netherlands. He is currently the favourite to win this years contest.
Source: Radio Veronica / Eurovision.tv
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.