Today, Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has presented the song that upcoming artist Duncan Laurence will perform on the Eurovision 2019 stage in Tel Aviv: Arcade!
Arcade was unveiled this evening during the TV-show De Wereld Draait Door on channel NPO1, while the music video premiered on the official YouTube-channel of the Eurovision Song Contest. Duncan Laurence is very excited and proud to represent the Dutch colours.
The song Arcade was composed and written by Duncan Laurence himself in collaboration with Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy.
About Duncan Laurence
Duncan Laurence (born Duncan de Moor, Spijkenisse, 1994) is a Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist. Following a tough start in life as he was born prematurely, he was aptly named “Duncan”, which means “dark warrior” in Gaelic, in spirit of his perseverance. The artist took his stage name Laurence in honour of his mother’s middle name, Lourentia (source: Eindhovens Dagblad).
He became known when he participated in the popular TV-show The Voice of Holland in 2014. Duncan joined team Ilse DeLange, who herself participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with her country collective The Common Linnets, alongside Waylon.
Duncan Laurence eventually made it to the live shows of The Voice. He graduated from the Rock Academy in the city of Tilburg and besides a singer-songwriter he is also a producer, developing his talents in London and Stockholm. He also works as a songwriting- and vocal coach.
Duncan Laurence is scheduled to perform Arcade in the second half of semi-final 2 on Thursday 16 May.