The rumour mill can finally die down! After several potential names over the last fet days, Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has revealed their artist for Tel Aviv. 25 year old Duncan Laurence will be flying the Dutch flag at Eurovision 2019!
Duncan may be a relatively unknown name, but he comes with a serious set of endorsements behind him. Amongst his supporters is Common Linnets star, Ilse De Lange – who coached him during The Voice of Holland.
In the official statement, the director of AvroTros, Eric van Stade says:
“We were blown away by this song. It is so powerful that we have unanimously decided that Duncan is our man. “
Who is Duncan Laurence?
Duncan – real name Duncan de Moor – is a singer, songwriter and producer, born in Spijkenisse. He’s previously a student at the Rockacademie in Tilburg in the south of The Netherlands.
In 2014, he participated in The Voice of Holland under his real name. There, he made it through to the semi-finals, coached by Ilse.
Speaking about Duncan – who she brought to the selection committee’s attention – Ilse has been full of praise. “Duncan is special. His songs are very international and authentic. Duncan has the personality needed for a big opportunity like this. For him, music always comes first.”
We’ll be able to hear the song that has got AVROTROS so excited on March 7. Until then, we’ll just have to wait!
What do you think of this choice? Are you excited for Duncan or did you prefer one of the rumoured acts? Let us know in the comments section below!