This Artist 101 guide contains everything you need to know about the Netherlands’ representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Duncan Laurence.
Who is Duncan Laurence?
Duncan de Moor, aka Duncan Laurence is a Dutch singer-songwriter who was chosen by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS to represent the Netherlands at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel with his song “Arcade”.
Despite growing up in a town where music had no part in the regular school system, Duncan knew since he was very young that he wanted to be a musician. He started his musical career at the Rock Academy in Tilburg, playing in several school bands, including The Slick & Suited, which was formed with some of his fellow students, and they were part of a world-famous music festival Eurosonic Noorderslag in 2015.
Duncan has also tried his luck as a solo singer, participating in the fifth season of The Voice of Holland under the coaching of Ilse DeLange in 2014. He was eliminated from the semi-final. What’s more? He and Jihad Rahmouni wrote the song “Closer”, which featured on the album “New Chapter #1: The Chance of Love“. of a K-pop duo TVXQ in 2018, and landed on the top of South Korean charts.
When is his birthday?
Duncan’s birthday is on April 11, 1994.
What is his most popular song?
To date, his competing entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest “Arcade” is Duncan’s most popular number.
“Arcade” was written by Duncan himself, along with Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy. It’s an emotional ballad that’s about a very personal story. Duncan sings about someone he knew who passed away when he was younger.