The Netherlands: Duncan Laurence to perform song “Arcade” in Tel Aviv
It has been announced that Duncan Laurence , the Dutch Eurovision 2019 representative at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest, will be performing the song “Arcade” in Tel Aviv. Watch below the official music video:
A few words about Duncan
Duncan de Moor, is the real name of Duncan Laurence, who got fame after his participation in The Voice of Holland in 2014, during which he was in Ilse DeLange’s team, who alonside with Waylon represented the country in Eurovision 2014 with the song Calm After the Storm , finishing 2nd. Duncan reached the talent show’s semi finals In 2017 the young singer graduated from rock Academy of Tilburg , while later he went on with his music studies in London and Stickholm. Since the age of 12 he has been writting songs for the band The Slick and Suited and other artists. Duncan Laurence has his own discography since 2014, and he is behind the song Closer of the Korean duet TVXQ.
THE STORY SO FAR
The Netherlands has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 59 times since making its debut as one of the seven countries at the first contest in 1956, and has missed only four contests so far (1985, 1991, 1995 and 2002).
The Netherlands has won the contest four times, with Corry Brokken in 1957, Teddy Scholten in 1959, Lenny Kuhr in a four-way tie in 1969 and Teach-In in 1975, The country has achieved some remarkable results in the past finishing 4th with Sandra & Andres (1972), 3rd with Mouth & MacNeal (1974), 5th with Maggie MacNeal (1980), 5th with Marcha (1987) and fourth with Edsilia Rombley (1998). Its worst results were in 1958, 1962, 1963, 1968, when it finished last and in 2011 when ending up last in the semifinal.
After the introduction of the semifinals in 2004, the Netherlands was struggling to achieve a notable result since it has failed to reach the final for eight years in a row from 2005 to 2012. In the last six year the country managed to reach the Grand final five times. Its best result after its last victory back in 1975 took place in 2014, when The Common Linnets gave The Netherlands a 2nd placing in the grand final behind Conchita, with their song “Calm After the Storm” after a long time of disappointing results.