It’s the largest event of the pre-party season and returned for its eleventh edition this year. And while loads of acts performed their songs for the energetic audience at Eurovision in Concert, only a handful emerged as winners. So we asked you discerning viewers who you liked best. After counting more than 14,000 votes the results are in. With 15.27% (2,257 votes) Duncan Laurence topped the ranking with his performance of “Arcade”. Game over!

“Arcade” — Duncan Laurence (Eurovision in Concert performance)

The Netherlands’ entry is the favourite to win the competition ever since its release in March. And with the live performance in Amsterdam, Duncan proves that the hype is there for a reason. Being on home ground, the crowd was with him from the very beginning. Many even sang along which created a unique atmosphere. He can definitely nail the song without the need of a big stage show — his voice is what carries this performance.

Our first reaction to Duncan’s “Arcade”

In second and third place, we find Albania’s Jonida Maliqi who delivered a vocally on-point performance as well as Poland’s Tulia who took many on their journey by surprise. While they were some way off Duncan Laurence, they both racked up more than 1,000 votes each, placing ahead of some of the favourites. Israel’s Kobi Marimi and Spain’s Miki rounded out the top five.

Full results: Best live performance at Eurovision in Concert 2019

  1. The Netherlands: Duncan Laurence  – “Arcade” 15.27% (2,257 votes)
  2. Albania: Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës” 11.76% (1,739 votes)
  3. Poland: Tulia – “Fire of Love (Pali się)” 7.69% (1,136 votes)
  4. Israel: Kobi Marimi- “Home” 5.44% (804 votes)
  5. Spain: Miki- “La venda” 5.32% (787 votes)
  6. Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity” 5.20% (768 votes)
  7. Switzerland: Luca Hänni – “She Got Me” 4.92% (728 votes)
  8. Iceland: Hatari- “Hatrið mun sigra” 4.64% (686 votes)
  9. Norway: KEiiNO- “Spirit In The Sky” 4.54% (671 votes)
  10. United Kingdom: Michael Rice – “Bigger Than Us” 3.67% (543 votes)
  11. Romania: Ester Peony – “On a Sunday” 3.59% (530 votes)
  12. Serbia: Nevena Božović – “Kruna” 3.48% (514 votes)
  13. Greece: Katerine Duska – “Better Love” 3.00% (443 votes)
  14. Armenia: Srbuk- “Walking Out” 2.50% (370 votes)
  15. Belgium: Eliot – “Wake Up” 2.13% (315 votes)
  16. Belarus: Zena- “Like It” 2.01% (297 votes)
  17. San Marino: Serhat – “Say Na Na Na” 1.92% (284 votes)
  18. Czech Republic: Lake Malawi – “Friend of a Friend” 1.76% (260 votes)
  19. Ireland: Sarah McTernan – “22” 1.56% (231 votes)
  20. Hungary: Joci Pápai – “Az én ápam” 1.45% (214 votes)
  21. Germany: Sisters – “Sister” 1.41% (208 votes)
  22. Lithuania: Jurij Veklenko – “Running With The Lions” 1.36% (201 votes)
  23. Austria: PÆNDA – “Limits” 1.31% (194 votes)
  24. Moldova: Anna Odobescu – “Stay” 1.07% (158 votes)
  25. Denmark: Leonora – “Love Is Forever” 0.89% (131 votes)
  26. Georgia: Oto Nemsadze – “Keep On Going” 0.83% (122 votes)
  27. Finland: Darude & Sebastian Rejman – “Look Away” 0.78% (116 votes)
  28. Montenegro: D mol – “Heaven” 0.51% (75 votes)

Total Votes: 14,782

Are you happy with the results? Will “Arcade” come out on top in Tel Aviv as well? Let us know in the comments below.

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Mike Smith
3 years ago

Anyone know if the guy’s gay? It would help his cause enormously if he is. Being gay is half the battle in the ESC these days.

Maria
Maria
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike Smith

He looks like a gay.

Alexander
Alexander
3 years ago

JONIDA!!!! You go Queen!

cent
cent
3 years ago

bleahhhh pure plastic!

Kosey
Kosey
3 years ago

Let’s give Tulia some credit. I think their song sounds better live and I think it could surprise a lot of people in Tel Aviv. Granted, it is in the first half of the draw, but in terms of running order, I think it is well placed. It comes after two quite bland songs, and when “Fire of love!” kicks in, I think it is going to stand out.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 years ago

I get that they might be your favourite songs but still, who can honestly vote for Armenia or Greece based on those two actual performances? Georgia should’ve gotten a bit more love.

David F
David F
3 years ago

I would’ve liked to see Mahmood, John and Sergey perform here, to compare Duncan and Luca with their other main solo competitors. I agree that Jonida was fantastic. I’m keen to see her pass through her semi and get a Top 10 score in the GF for Albania. Kobi was also really strong, it’s no wonder he does so well in the polls, considering his live vocal sounds like a studio version. Flawlessly on point. I hope he brings that to the Eurovision stage and doesn’t suffer in the points for being the host country’s entry. Interesting to see the… Read more »

David F
David F
3 years ago
Reply to  David F

Tl;dr: Mahmood wasn’t there.

Clara
Clara
3 years ago
Reply to  David F

Duncan and Mahmood sang in london… I think both very well

Berco
Berco
3 years ago

Thank God, we took our daily Duncan dosage today as well 🙂

David F
David F
3 years ago
Reply to  Berco

That’s not what Daily Digest means.

Nicky91
Nicky91
3 years ago
Reply to  Berco

lmao, this is just poll results for eurovision in concert performances

Danilel
Danilel
3 years ago

I just reed that Arcade has been on youtube sins 2017 according to one of the swedish composers Joel Sjöö. Is that alowed? Is’t the rule that the songs are not allowed to be played before 1/9-2018

Ernesto
Ernesto
3 years ago
Reply to  Danilel

???

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
3 years ago
Reply to  Danilel

Nooo, please don’t bring this up again. The Netherlands didn’t really break rules and that video won’t have consequences.

Henry
Henry
3 years ago
Reply to  Danilel

Old news, see article from days ago…. next!

Milla
Milla
3 years ago
Reply to  Henry

Actually… Because wiwibloggs brought this up.. they’ve started an investigation 😀

Malin
Malin
3 years ago
Reply to  Danilel

Now I got scared! ESC need this song and I really wish song to win. I think Arcade could be a major hit. Not just something for a show one night.

I don’t know anything about this and have missed this! But now I read that EBU are investigating this song.
Is it true that arcade was played before September last year? And if that is a fact, with could be the consequences. What can EBU deside?

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
3 years ago

True, Duncan was amazing and the best imo! But so far none of the favourites have really disappointed, so these pre-parties don’t bring any clarity to this situation. I just don’t know what will happen…

muyi
muyi
3 years ago

good job Duncan well deserved