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The Netherlands: Duncan Laurence will not defend his ESC title next year

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 2,989 views

The 2019 Dutch Eurovision winner, Duncan Laurence, has stated that he will not defend his Eurovision title next year in the Netherlands, thus he does not intend to represent the country for a second consecutive year.

Duncan Laurence, the man who has brought the Eurovision trophy back to the Netherlands for the fifth time, asked his fans and followers on his official Instagram account to ask him questions.


One of the questions which popped up during the Q&A session was if he would represent The Netherlands next year and defend his Eurovision title, to which Duncan answered:

No, that would be a bit weird. I have already done it.

The last time we same a Eurovision winner defend his/her Eurovision title on home soil was in 2011 when Germany’s Lena represented her homeland for a second consecutive year after her ESC victory in Oslo in 2010.

Duncan is currently in L.A, California writing new music for his upcoming album.

Duncan and Eurovision

Duncan Laurence was selected via an internal selection to represent The Netherlands at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with his entry Arcade. The Dutch artist stormed to victory last May and thus brought back the coveted ESC trophy to Dutch soil after 44 years.

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