Congrats to Duncan Laurence for winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv! Did you know that this is the first Dutch victory since 1975?
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Congrats to Duncan Laurence for winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv! Did you know that this is the first Dutch victory since 1975?

Duncan was awarded third place by the professional jury, but he still won thanks to the votes of the televoting. The song ‘Arcade’ is written and composed by himself.

In 2014 Duncan reached the semi-final of the Voice of Holland. He entered the contest through the Blind Auditions with the song ‘Sing’ by Ed Sheeran.

The Netherlands has been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956. The 2019 victory is the fifth time the Netherlands wins the contest.

Dutch victories of the Eurovision Song Contest

1957 Corry Brokken ‘Net als toen’
1959 Teddy Scholten ‘n Beetje’
1969* Lenny Kuhr ‘De troubadour’
1975 Teach-In ‘Ding-a-dong’
2019 Duncan Laurence ‘Arcade’

* 1969: in a four-way tie with France, Spain and the United Kingdom

Congrats to Duncan Laurence for winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv! Did you know that this is the first Dutch victory since 1975?
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Duncan Laurence quick facts

Real name Duncan de Moor
Date of birth 11 April 1994
Place of birth Spijkenisse, the Netherlands