Fonty’s Rock Academy alumnus Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision 2019 for the Netherlands
Jacqueline van Lier
Duncan Laurence has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands with 'Arcade'. They won a total of 492 points from the expert juries and televote. 'Arcade' is written and composed by Duncan Laurence, Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy.Duncan graduated this year from the Rock Academy in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Here he developed himself as a singer, songwriter and music producer. Besides that, he spent a lot of time writing songs in London and Stockholm.Speaking when he was selected to represent the Netherlands, Duncan said: “In the past few years many well-known artists represented The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest. I’m not well-known, but that’s also a good thing; The Netherlands has a lot of young and talented musicians. My participation proves that nothing is impossible. You can suddenly get the opportunity to represent your country on an international stage. I’m very proud to represent my country… I will give it my all!"Source: Eurovision.tvDuncan Laurence won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with 492 points. The Netherlands scored 231 from the jury and 261 from the international televotes. It was enough to win the Eurovision Song Contest by 27 points. Italy finished second with 465 and Russia third with 369 points.Read more about this year's Eurovision Song contest and about Duncan Laurence here.