Leeuwarden in Friesland has entered the race to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The city of Leeuwarden has confirmed that it will submit a bid to bring the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 to Friesland. The city is proposing to host the competition at the WTC Expo, a former cattle market that has been converted into an exhibition hall. The WTC Expo can hold only 6,000 people and is the second smallest venue to put itself forward to host Eurovision 2020.
Leeuwarden is in the north of the Netherlands and home to just over 100,000 people. The city is the home of Liet International, the song contest for minority languages across Europe. The competition was inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest, and aims to promote minority languages.
Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Arcade”. After 44 years of waiting the Netherlands took victory scoring a total of 492 points.
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.