Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence has released an acoustic version of his song “Arcade”.
Following his victory at this years Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Dutch singer Duncan Laurence has released an acoustic version of his winning song “Arcade”. In just 24 hours after his win, the track reached double platinum status in The Netherlands. Duncan is now working on a new album and has also embarked on his European tour.
After 44 years of waiting the Netherlands took victory at the contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, scoring a total of 492 points. Prior to their 2019 win, their last victory was in 1975 with Teach-In’s “Ding-a-Dong”.
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.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be brought back to the Netherlands for the 2020 edition, in either Rotterdam or Maastricht. To date, 26 countries have confirmed preliminary participation. These countries are:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
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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 2019. Prior to Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands had been waiting 44 years for their next victory. Duncan Laurence won the contest in Israel with the song “Arcade”.