Who is the Netherlands’ Eurovision 2019 entry Duncan Laurence?

29 March 2019, 12:20 | Updated: 3 April 2019, 15:20

Duncan Laurence is the Netherlands' Eurovision entry for 2019
Duncan Laurence is the Netherlands' Eurovision entry for 2019. Picture: PA images

By Giorgina Ramazzotti

Holland hasn't won Eurovision for 44 years, but that won't stop this year's entry, Duncan Laurence, from trying the take the top spot with his song 'Arcade'.

24-year-old Duncan is a relatively unknown singer in his home country of The Netherlands, the Dutchman says it won't stand in his way at this year's competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.

When he was announced as Holland's Eurovision Song Contest entry for 2019, Duncan - real name Duncan de Moor - said it was "a good thing" he wasn't better known in The Netherlands as it proved "nothing was impossible."

Read: Everything you need to know about Eurovision 2019 - dates, tickets and more

Who is The Netherlands' 2019 Eurovision entry Duncan Laurence?

Duncan rose to fame in Holland after appearing on The Voice Holland in 2014.

The Dutch singer made it to the TV show's semi-finals, with the overall winner being announced as girl-group trip O'G3NE.

Starting his musical career at the Rock Academy in Tilberg, Holland, Duncan graduated in 2017 and went on to co-write the song 'Closer' with Jihad Rahmouni, for K-pop duo TVXQ's 2018 album New Chapter #1: The Chance of Love.

What is Holland's Eurovision 2019 song called?

Duncan Laurence will be singing the song 'Arcade' at this year's Eurovision, a feel-good power ballad.

Since the line-up and song's for each country have been announced for the 2019 contest, Duncan Laurence and his rendition of 'Arcade' are the favourites to win.

“I got my inspiration from the story of a loved one who died at a young age,” said Duncan of the song.

“Arcade is a story about the search for the love of your life. It is the hope for the – sometimes – unattainable.”

Watch to the official music video of Duncan Laurence's 'Arcade' below.

What are the odds of The Netherlands’ winning Eurovision 2019?

Holland's entry is currently the bookies favourite to win Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

According to Eurovision World Duncan Laurence singing 'Arcade' for The Netherlands is the odds on favourite to win with a whopping 24% winning chance.

Head here for full details of all of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 odds.

How did The Netherlands do at Eurovision 2018?

The Netherlands came a no-so-great 18th place at last year's Eurovision 2018, held in the Altice Arena in Lisbon.

It's a far cry from their current number one standing as the bookies favourite to win 2019!

Holland's entry was a country song called 'Outlaw in ‘Em, performed by artist Waylon. See his live performance on the night above!