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19 May 2019, 00:18 | Updated: 19 May 2019, 00:21
Holland hasn't won Eurovision for 44 years, but this year's entry, Duncan Laurence, won this year's Song Contest with his feel-good song, 'Arcade'.
24-year-old Duncan is a relatively unknown singer in his home country of The Netherlands, but the Dutchman said it wouldn't stand in his way at this year's competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Now, it's been revealed that Duncan won this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
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.
Duncan Laurence sang 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' was one of 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.
Holland's entry was one the bookies' favourites to win Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
According to Eurovision World, Duncan Laurence had a whopping 24% chance of winning.
The Netherlands came a no-so-great 18th place at last year's Eurovision 2018, held in the Altice Arena in Lisbon.
Holland's entry was a country song called 'Outlaw in ‘Em, performed by artist Waylon. See his live performance on the night above!