Duncan Laurence Arcade Netherlands Eurovision 2019 winner

Winners-wise, the past decade in Eurovision was rather unexpected. From Azerbaijan and Portugal claiming their first victories — after three years and 53 years respectively — to Sweden winning twice within four years, we’ve had a lot of shocking moments. While five winners had the backing of both juries and the public, two winners didn’t win over either vote.

Voting for the best winner of the decade is like picking your favourite child. It feels wrong and difficult, but deep down, you know you have one. Some months ago, we asked y’all to do just that. And the results are in!

After counting a massive 21,066 votes, we can confirm that the Netherlands’ 2019 victor Duncan Laurence is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 2010s with “Arcade”.

Duncan Laurence is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 2010s

“Arcade” by Duncan Laurence, the most recent winner of Eurovision, is one we all know well. The betting odds predicted a walk-in-the-park victory for the Dutch, but it wasn’t as simple as it seemed. Eventually, although the Dutch didn’t win the jury or the public vote, they got the win they were hyped to achieve. A very long drought ended with this dramatic victory, and many fans were on board.

The poll-topper picked up a very impressive 5,585 votes or 26.51% of all votes cast.

In second place we have Germany’s Lena with “Satellite” — the first winner of the decade.

She brought a simplistic and cute pop tune to Eurovision 2010. Even though some fans took time to connect with it, Lena was some sort of an unlikely hero leading up to the Oslo contest. After many long weeks, “Satellite” made it to the top of the betting odds table. The song won over both the jury and televote.

Here, the future “Taken By A Stranger” songstress took home 4,946 votes or 23.48% of all votes cast.

The top three is rounded out by Austria’s Conchita Wurst with “Rise Like A Phoenix”.

In the run-up to Eurovision 2014, Austria was the first country to reveal its artist, as early as September 2013. But the landlocked nation only released its song on 8 March 2014. It appears the wait turned out for the better, because the reaction from fans was amazing. Conchita Wurst brought Eurovision to Austria after 48 years with her powerful and empowering “Rise Like a Phoenix”.

A total of 3,763 votes went Conchita’s way. That’s 17.86% of all votes cast.

Poll results: Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 2010s?

  1. Eurovision 2019: The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence with “Arcade” 26.51% (5,585 votes)
  2. Eurovision 2010: Germany’s Lena with “Satellite” 23.48% (4,946 votes)
  3. Eurovision 2014: Austria’s Conchita Wurst with “Rise Like a Phoenix” 17.86% (3,763 votes)
  4. Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s Salvador Sobral with “Amar Pelos Dois” 8.74% (1,842 votes)
  5. Eurovision 2012: Sweden’s Loreen with “Euphoria” 8.31% (1,751 votes)
  6. Eurovision 2018: Israel’s Netta with “Toy” 4.85% (1,022 votes)
  7. Eurovision 2013: Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops” 4.06% (855 votes)
  8. Eurovision 2016: Ukraine’s Jamala with “1944” 3.09% (650 votes)
  9. Eurovision 2015: Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw with “Heroes” 2.61% (549 votes)
  10. Eurovision 2011: Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki with “Running Scared” 0.49% (103 votes)

Total Votes: 21,066

Do you agree with the results? Is Duncan your ultimate winner of the 2010s? Who did you vote for? Let us know below.

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MTD
MTD
1 month ago

This must be a joke. LOL

Charles the II
Charles the II
1 month ago

Televote numbers, YouTube views all beg to differ.

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

Seriously? I thought this would be a walk in the park for Loreen. What a surprise! But hey I like surprises!

Ieva
Ieva
1 month ago
  1. Salvador
  2. Duncan
  3. Jamala
  4. Conchita
  5. Lena
ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

Really!!!!. this is the winner of the selection. A lot of people must be on holiday when this poll came out!

Charles
Charles
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

You do know that Fuego did not win and that we can’t really be eternally 12 despite what Mariah Carey says. If you prefer music you hear through your hips and feet… you have more suitable venues to encounter that more entertaining and “let’s pretend my life is a wonderland”-approach than Eurovision. Arcade will always be the type of song that angers people like you because you don’t wanna reminded that sometimes life sucka and truth hurts. Deal with it maybe because we are damn freaking adults and not Peter Pan prototypes.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 month ago

My top 10 would be:
1) 2019
2) 2012
3) 2015
4) 2014
5) 2016
6) 2018
7) 2013
8) 2017
9) 2010
10) 2011

Sam
Sam
1 month ago

To me only Loreen managed to stand the test of time. Still have goosebumps eight years after her victory every time I hear the initial “whyyyy…”

Maya
Maya
1 month ago

My winner is Loreen!!!

Boozyfloozy69
Boozyfloozy69
1 month ago

Loreen at 5th! Ddddddd really

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

Jamala 8th?! arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

For me, it’s …

1) Austria
2) Portugal
3) Sweden 2012
4) Ukraine
5) Germany
6) Sweden 2015
7) Netherlands
8) Israel
9) Denmark

17) Azerbaijan

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Totally worthy winner! Well done Duncan!

IHPIESC
IHPIESC
1 month ago

My top3 but not a winner :>

Gurl
Gurl
1 month ago

For me it’s a tie between Portugal 2017 and Sweden 2012.
Jamala would be third in my podium.

Last edited 1 month ago by Gurl
Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

One more time: Wow, another top 10 for Azerbaijan. Congrats! In all seriousness, though, I listen to the studio version of ‘Running Scared’ from time to time and while it’s just a well-produced middle-of-the-road song that doesn’t have anything special, it’s actually among my favorite winning songs of this decade. That’s because most of those unique winners were not for my taste AT ALL. Lots of 2nd places, top 5 ones, but none of my favorites ever won in this past decade. That doesn’t make the 2011 victory better, obviously. I can’t watch that performance, the disinterest and disconnection between… Read more »

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Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Sorry for the concerned countries and fans, but since 10 years I still don’t understand ,the winners of 2010 and 2011, and I will never, their songs were so weak, and the performances not iconic at all.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I still think Lena primarily won because most other entries that year were really over-the-top. On the contrary, Lena basically had no staging which put more emphasis on her looks and her personality. And despite her bad singing, ‘Satellite’ was still a noticeably nice song. In some way, her victory might have paved the way for acts such as Morland or Salvador Sobral, as it was proof there doesn’t always have to be fireworks and hamster wheels. Before that, the winning performances from 2002 to 2009 used to get more spectacular with every year. That being said, my personal winner… Read more »

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Thank you for the reply, I still think that her performance in 2010 lacks of charisma and personnality and the song was not that bad but not to the point to be a winning song.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Hmm. Maybe even the flawed singing was a pro as well. Kind of a girl next door thing or something like that. Don’t know. But I guess one thing is for sure: If they had added dancers to the performance, Germany wouldn’t have won. This was something that particularly stood out that night. As you’ve said … the song itself wasn’t necessarily a clear winner.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Brutal comparison, but … I think Serhat also got a share of his points just because he was singing bad.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Which is not normal I think, singing abilities are important even if it’s not a singing contest as The voice but a song contest, the song has to be presented in the best way possible then by somebody who can really sing.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Of course you’re totally right. Anyway I was genuinely happy for Serhat and San Marino although other acts were more deserving of a qualification.

Guess, we’ll simply have to live with the possibility of such an event to happen and just hope it won’t occur regularly.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

and nobody can be really sure of the televote’s results unfortunately, who check its, who has the legitimity to collect the results, are we sure of their legitimity, is there a representant of each countries in the data center to check if all is good, how is it possible in less than 5 minutes after the 15 min of televote sequence to collect all the calls from 42 or more countries and transform its in points, and who does this really, with this lack of transparency we always can think that some results are weird and maybe we are right.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Sorry the first part of my comment has not been approved, I don’t know why,.. I try again and again and it doesn’t work….

Last edited 1 month ago by Esc addict
Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I just said Say na na na qualified why not but 10th in the televote overall, really !? Televoters from certain countries like Albania, Georgia, Moldova thought it was the second best or the third best of the night really !?

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Oh come on! Germany was a totally deserved winner! But I do agree about Azerbaijan. Besides I still don’t understand how the hell Ukraine and Israel managed to win. Those two are on my list of most horrible winners ever!

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Ok gurl if you want! But everybody can have his own opinion and yes I repeat Jamala and Netta had something special during the big nights that Lena hadn’t.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

My personal preference of the winners:

1) Portugal
2) Germany
3) Sweden 2012
4) Austria
5) The Netherlands
6) Israel
7) Ukraine
8) Sweden 2015
9) Denmark

MyName
MyName
1 month ago

My favourites: 2010, 16 and 17. The one I like the least: 2014

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

My two favourites are probably Portugal 2017 and Austria 2014 which is crazy since Netherlands is my winner that year but that win was epic and memorable.
Big wins that show us that any country can win and destroy televoting but at the same time it’s impossible to calculate and control. It just happens in a natural way that makes the magic to win.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

I really enjoyed 2011, 2012 and 2013. I thought 2010, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019 were perfectly reasonable but I just didn’t connect with 2016 or 2017

Nina
Nina
1 month ago

Completely useless polls lol Everyone knows Loreen is the only winner powerful enough to stay remembered for years (no meter if we like the song or not) so these polls that last for couple of days and aren’t known to entire esc audience are pointless

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Nina

Depends. I think people (locals) remember more Euphoria rather than Loreen tbh. They remember more other acts like Conchita or Lordi. At least in my case.
These polls are made and for fans anyway. It’s just for fun. Nothing serious

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Loreen, Jamala, Conchita, are just iconic and are the best 3 winners of the decade. Netta, Salvador, Duncan, the most recent winners are well deserved winners but not the best. Lena, Emmelie, Eli and Nikki, Mans was not my winners so they can’t be among the best this decade for me. This poll has been shared again somewhere…..in Germany as Lena almost won all the latest polls in wiwibloggs……. in lack of recognition ? For me to be the best, you have to have charisma first of all, a very very good and timeless song, and a banger performance, Loreen… Read more »

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

I am a German, but Satelite is by far not the second best winner in the decade….
Imo Jamala, Emelie, Loreen, Mans, Conchita and Salvador are better.
Seems to be many Germans here

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Finally a realistic German eurofan, thank you.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

Not bad results but I can’t believe the 2010s are finished and we have ten winners!
For me, I really like two of the winners (2016 and 2017), really dislike three of the winners (2011, 2015 and 2018) and think all of the rest are pretty much ok.

Una
Una
1 month ago

IMO: 1. Jamala’s 1944 and 2.- 3. Conchita’s Rise Like a Phoenix and Salvador’s Amar pelos dois.

MyName
MyName
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

My no. 1,2 and 10 are all in your top 3 🙂

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

While I think Lena is one of the best winners of the decade I dont think she is the second best winner. I rather swap places with Loreen. To be honest I dont even think Arcade is the best winner of the decade, I find it to common to be a winner, but you know everyone is acting as if it something mindblowing and never been seen before. But people love it and that is fine, I dont argue taste..

Nate
Nate
1 month ago

Yeah sure, Loreen 5th and Lena 2nd

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
1 month ago

Barmiest poll I’ve seen in a long time. Guess the Germanic block is in, all 3 of the Top 3 from that corner of the world

Lloyd
Lloyd
1 month ago

Germany 2nd? Guess the German voters are in this time

Sale
Sale
1 month ago

Finally euphoria not being overrated! 1944 and Arcade are my 2 personal best winners of this decade.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago

For me, Jamala was the best
Everything about her entry and performance was brilliant

Justas
Justas
1 month ago

Really strange results

Justin
Justin
1 month ago
Reply to  Justas

Totally agree ^^’ the four first places are quite wrong and Euphoria, Heroes, Only Teardrops are so low in the results :/

Only Arcade is understanding 🙂

==> That’s a simple personal taste

Last edited 1 month ago by Justin