If you thought the announcement of Serhat representing San Marino was the only thing planned today, then well… you were wrong(and so were we), because The Netherlands just jumped in and announced their singer as well!
The rumors have been swinging around lately and they even kept on going, until the very end. The Dutch national broadcaster AVROTROS, has finally decided to end all the speculation, and have revealed that Duncan Laurence is the Dutch name for Tel-Aviv.
About Duncan Laurence
Now that we have the name of the singer, then some of you are obviously asking, who is this Duncan Laurence guy? This is what we’re gonna find out right now.
His full name is actually Duncan de Moor and he was born in 1994 in the city Spijkenisse, Netherlands.
Duncan rose to prominence when he in 2014 took part in The Voice of Holland, where he was coached by none other than Ilse DeLange. His journey got him all the way to the semi-final stage, before he was eventually eliminated from the show.
He just recently also graduated from the Rock Academy in Tilburg, where he had the possibility to develop himself as a singer, songwriter and producer.
Asked about the opportunity to represent The Netherlands later this year, he said the following:
- “In the past few years many well known artists represented The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest. I’m not well-known, but that’s also a good thing; The Netherlands has a lot of young and talented musicians. My participation proves that nothing is impossible. You can suddenly get the opportunity to represent your country on an international stage. I’m very proud to represent my country… I will give it my all!”
Hopefully as he promises, he will give it his all and we can only hope that he will. Even Ilse has acknowledged her support towards the young singer for this years contest:
- “Duncan is special. His songs are very international and authentic. Duncan has the personality needed for a big opportunity like this. For him, music always comes first.”
Remember to mark you calender’s for the 7th of March, because that is when we’ll get to know the Dutch song for this years contest.
Do #YOU believe in the prominent Duncan, and can he achieve a great result for The Netherlands?