Victory on the 2019 Eurovision Tune Contest belongs to The Netherlands, with Dutch singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence declared this 12 months’s winner of the continent-wide music competitors that has been a European tv custom since 1956.
Laurence, stories The Guardian, is the primary Dutch contestant to win Eurovision since 1975, and was bookmakers’ odds-on favorite to take this 12 months’s honours.
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Laurence’s tune, the haunting ballad “Arcade” has already develop into an enormous hit all through Europe after its launch to streaming providers earlier this 12 months. In the meantime, Laurence’s video for the observe has racked up greater than 10 million views on YouTube.
With acts from 41 international locations competing, the Eurovision Tune Contest was beset with controversy as a consequence of its location in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the insurance policies of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s polices towards occupied Palestinian territories main for some to name for a boycott of the competition.
In the meantime, take a look at this Eurovision interview with this 12 months’s winner.