The US has the Emmys, Britain has the BAFTAs and the Netherlands has the Gouden Televizier-Ring Gala. Held on Wednesday October 9 in the AFAS Live, it was attended by the great and good of the Dutch showbiz class, including a certain Duncan Laurence.
Duncan Laurence wins TV Moment of the Year 2019
As the celebs looked back on the past year in television and the most important prizes in Dutch TV were dished out, Duncan performed his Eurovision-winning hit “Arcade”. But that wasn’t all.
Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv was voted the Best TV Moment of the Year for 2019. Winning this prize is a great honour in The Netherlands.
It was a well deserved win. More than four million Dutchies tuned in as the singer brought home the song contest trophy for the first time in 44 year — iconic!
Duncan Laurence “Arcade” at the Gouden Televizier-Ring Gala 2019
This performance of “Arcade” included live music, adding a wonderful dimension to the already enchanting song. Afterwards, Duncan received a standing ovation from an adoring crowd. The singer was left visibly emotional by the reception.
On Twitter, he wrote: “Thanks so much. TV moment of 2019 it is ! So honored!”, along with the hashtag #nervousandemotionalbutf*ckit
— dunclaurence (@dunclaurence) October 9, 2019
Wednesday was not the first time that Duncan performed in Amsterdam’s AFAS Live.
Last April, he joined a whole host of song contest stars for the annual Eurovision In Concert.
Eurovision In Concert is a benchmark for fans and bookmakers and an excellent opportunity to take a good look at the competitors. It’s often the first time acts perform their songs live and it can really set the pace for the Eurovision season. Like all previous years, this was a resounding success.
The tickets for Eurovision in Concert 2020 will go on sale today (Friday) on Ticketmaster.
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