And in the interviews in the Netherlands, Duncan Laurence has revealed his personal favourite in this year’s Eurovision: He’s a Mahmood fan, ya’ll!
In the interview with Radio 538 Duncan Laurence reveals that his personal favourite in Eurovision is Italy and explains:
“This year there are many artists that inspire me. Mahmood from Italy is a great artist and “Soldi” is a good song. If you look at Mahmood, the picture is just complete”.
Duncan also reveals he was close to trying to represent San Marino in Eurovision.
He heard Cornald Maas (Dutch Eurovision specialist and Dutch ESC commentator) talking about San Marino. Cornald explained San Marino often considers artists from abroad to compete for them, due to the small amount of inhabitants of the country. Duncan considered then competing for San Marino for a short moment. But he wanted to stay true to the Netherlands. It would have been an interesting clash between Italy’s Mahmood and Duncan for San Marino, if you ask us!
In the other interview this week, at radiostation NPO 5, he discusses with the presenters the other competitors in Eurovision. Duncan Laurence explains why exactly he is so impressed by Mahmood and the song “Soldi”:
“I’m afraid of Italy as competitor. Mahmood is so relevant. Such a great artist. Also he has such a big fanbase. It also looks great, what I saw of him. Also his social media, it all radiates that he is an artist. I have a weakness for it, if the picture of an artist is fully complete. If I look at the other competitors and if I would need to vote, I would definitely vote for Italy”.
Both Italy and The Netherlands are in the high rankings of the current odds, together with Switzerland, Russia, Iceland and Sweden.