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Duncan Laurence will represent The Netherlands this year

21 January 2019 at 16:44 CET
Duncan Laurence will represent The Netherlands at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest AVROTROS
Broadcaster AVROTROS has just announced that Duncan Laurence will perform in Tel Aviv. The broadcaster will announce the participating song at a later date.

The 24-year-old singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence will be representing The Netherlands at the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

About Duncan Laurence

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!”.

The Common Linnets' seal of approval

Former Dutch Eurovision Song Contest singer (as part of The Common Linnets in 2014) Ilse DeLange drew the selection commission’s attention to the song: “Duncan is special. His songs are very international and authentic. Duncan has the personality needed for a big opportunity like this. For him, music always comes first.

All details on the Dutch entry will be officially announced on Thursday, the 7th of March.

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