Eurovision 2019 victor Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands has many accolades to add to his resume: besides winning the Eurovision trophy plus the accompanying Marcel Bezençon Press Award, the young singer-songwriter is topping the music charts in his home country and beyond while Arcade has been certified Double Platinum. And a European tour is coming!
No rest for Eurovision winners! Duncan Laurence, the victor of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, landed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on Sunday afternoon, being enthusiastically welcomed by the press and a massive crowd of fans.
Duncan Laurence took his time to accept the congratulations, before heading off to his next appointment by bus. A few hours following his arrival on home soil, he already was a guest in a special episode of the popular talkshow Pauw, hosted by Jeroen Pauw.
During the show, Duncan Laurence talked about the experience of winning Eurovision, his life, career and future plans. He was joined by his mentor Ilse DeLange (The Common Linnets, Eurovision 2014), Dutch Eurovision commentators and selection committee members Cornald Maas and Jan Smit, and former Dutch winners and participants Lenny Kuhr (Eurovision 1969 winner), Getty Kaspers from Teach-In (Eurovision 1975 winner), Gerard Joling (Eurovision 1988) and Ruth Jacott (Eurovision 1993), among others guests.
At the end of the show, Duncan Laurence was surprised with an award for his winning Eurovision 2019 song Arcade, which has been officially certified double platinum in the Netherlands. The song had previously been awarded gold status.
The artist performed a heartfelt live version of Arcade:
In Pauw, Duncan Laurence announced that an album is in the works, although a definite release date is yet to be determined. He is working diligently on new musical material. The singer recently announced his first European tour, which will take him to venues across the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom:
Chart success for Arcade
Meanwhile, Arcade is hitting the charts in the Netherlands and beyond. Besides topping the Dutch Top 40, the winning Eurovision 2019 song is number one in the iTunes charts in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine.
In addition to winning the Eurovision 2019 trophy, Duncan Laurence also won the Marcel Bezençon Press Award, while the Artistic Award and the Composer Award went to his musical colleagues Kate Miller-Heidke from Australia and Mahmood from Italy, respectively.
Enjoy Duncan Laurence’s winner’s performance of Arcade once more!