Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision 2019 for The Netherlands

Winner 2019 — Photo: Thomas Hanses

Duncan Laurence has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands with ‘Arcade’. They won a total of 492 points from the 41 expert juries and televote.

Italy finished in second place and Russia came third. ‘Arcade’ is written by Duncan Laurence, Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy, and composed by Duncan Laurence, Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy.

Duncan 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.

Sweden finished first amongst the 41 national juries with 239 points, just two ahead of North Macedonia. The Netherlands were third with 231 points with Italy in 4th place with 212 points. Scandinavian neighbors Norway won the televote with 291 points, the Netherlands were second with 261 points with Italy in third place with 253, Russia 4th with 244 and Switzerland 5th with 212.

About Duncan Laurence

24 year old Duncan Laurence was born in 1994 in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands. He 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.

Duncan: “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!”

He certainly did give it his all, delivering the Netherlands a first victory at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1975, a 44 year wait that has come to an end tonight.

More to follow about the full split results and semi final results later.


  1. Dear ESC Daily
    May I congratulate The Netherlands’s Duncan Lawrence for winning the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with his well deserved performance of his song “Arcade” it was a very well deserved and popular victory. Also may I wish him all the best for the future. In addition may I wish The Netherlands all the best for hosting next years Eurovision Song Contest probably in The Hague or Amsterdam.

    Additionally may I send my commiserations to the fantastic, Michael Rice as he did his best in representing the United Kingdom with his song “Bigger Than Us”. He did us proud

    Furthermore may I say that the Israeli broadcaster Kan of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC) has done a fantastic presentation of the contest in which the presenters did themselves proud. Moreover the interval acts in the pre-qualifiers and the final were superb. Plus may I say the stage design was one the best for some years. All in all a truly vintage grand cru of a contest.

    Once again may I congratulate Duncan Lawrence and The Netherlands for the magnificent and well deserved victory, I look forward to watching next years Eurovision Song Contest 2020 the first of the 2020’s from either The Hague or Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    All the best.

    Yours Truly.

    David James Toft
    United Kingdom

    • Yes David, you may! Thanks for following Eurovision 2019 with us!

  2. This would have been a “losing game” for the Netherlands if only Austria had sent in the bearded women. Those were the times.

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