Eurovision 2019 winner, Duncan Laurence, has given his thoughts on what the United Kingdom can do to improve at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Duncan Laurence, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, has spoken to the BBC, about how the UK could improve its results at the contest. The singer who won last nights contest with the song “Arcade” told the BBC that:
I think the UK does well, but I think the UK could up a bit with the entry because you have a lot of amazing songwriters, a lot of amazing artists unknown or relatively unknown, send them, send them.
I want to watch the Eurovision UK entry that I’d like to buy an album from, like yes, I want to follow you, yes you’re my new Sam Smith, you’re my new Adele, your’re my new upcoming artist who I like to follow.
The United Kingdom finished in last place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Michael Rice performed “Bigger Than Us”, but finished last scoring just 16 points. The singer picked up 13 points from the jury and 3 points from the televote.
The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.