He’s the Netherlands’ act for Eurovision 2019.
And this weekend Duncan Laurence closed Eurovision in Concert with a magical performance of his entry “Arcade”.
With only weeks to go until he performs at the second semi-final, wiwibloggs spoke with him about his Eurovision journey so far.
Duncan Laurence interview – Eurovision in Concert
His music video has been the talk of the fandom (for entirely artistic reasons, obviously…). So we just had to ask him what it was like to strip down to his birthday suit — and whether he was intimidated by the process.
“I really wanted to represent the vulnerability and almost being like born and the whole vulnerability that comes with that”.
In the video he’s seen crawling to the surface of the water, which represents the hope he has for a love, a dream or a chance.
Duncan reveals that before shooting the (very naked) music video, he started working out. When we asked if he had to manscape before shooting “Arcade”, he said no. We aren’t jealous or anything, Duncan. Nope. Not. At. All.
“Arcade” – Duncan Laurence
Duncan takes it as a big compliment that he is still the bookies’ favorite, but he also feels the pressure. Some stars would struggle with these expectations, but Duncan sees it as “good pressure”.
Regarding the staging for Eurovision, he couldn’t and didn’t want to reveal anything yet.
“When I start to talk, I just keep talking, it’s all one big surprise”. However, he confirmed that he – unfortunately – won’t be on stage in a fishtank.
Watch the full interview above for a special message for fans and a cover of Beyoncé’s “Love On Top”.
Duncan Laurence will perform in the second semi-finale on the 16th of May, right after Norway’s KEiiNO.
Do you think Duncan can win Eurovision? Will The Netherlands be our 2020 host country? Let us know below!