He’s enjoyed continued success since winning Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. “Arcade”, has gone on to chart in no less than ten countries (reaching #1 in his Dutch homeland, where it has been certified four-times platinum, #29 in the UK, and even reaching #45 in an unlikely place like Canada, where it was certified gold). Now, Duncan Laurence will get the chance to grow his fandom on the far side of the Atlantic.
Duncan Laurence to perform on the TODAY show
Taking to Twitter, Duncan revealed that he has been given an amazing opportunity. He is slated to appear on the third hour of the US’s ever-popular (and #1 ranked) morning show, the TODAY Show, on Wednesday 24 March. “WHAAAAA! My first USA tv!”, he wrote.
— Duncan Laurence (@dunclaurence) March 19, 2021
Duncan’s appearance on the TODAY Show was surely spurred on by the sudden success of “Arcade” on various US music charts. In the second half of 2020, “Arcade” became a viral hit on the social media platform TikTok. This has resulted in the song reaching #15 on Billboard’s US Adult Contemporary chart, #27 on the Adult Top 40 chart, and #1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. The song has also spent six weeks climbing the Billboard Global 200 chart, reaching a peak (so far) of #49 last week, and still hovering at #50 this week. This new exposure will hopefully result in it climbing even higher!
In a follow-up tweet on their own Twitter account, Duncan’s record company, Capitol Records announced that he will perform his ESC 2019 winning song “Arcade” . While it doesn’t look like he will perform any of his other singles, or any songs from his first album, Small Town Boy, appearing on the USA’s #1 rated morning talk show could mean a big boost to his career. Duncan follows in the footsteps of Eurovision 2018 champ Netta, who also performed on the hit US show.
— Capitol Records (@CapitolRecords) March 22, 2021
We say “Gefeliciteerd (Congratulations), Duncan!” and are confident and hopeful he’ll continue to grow his fan base around the world!
Are you excited for Duncan’s performance on American TV? Do you hope this helps more people hear his music and help his stardom continue to rise?