Duncan de Moor, known professionally as Duncan Laurence is a Dutch singer, songwriter and producer. He graduated from the Rock Academy in Tilburg in 2018, spending time in London and Stockholm as part of his studies.
In 2014, he participated in the fifth series of The Voice of Holland, making it all the way to the semifinals.
He has also written for South Korean duo TVXQ, co-composing the song "Closer" for their 2018 album New Chapter #1: The Chance of Love. The album peaked at #1 on the South Korean charts.
On 21 January 2019, AVROTROS announced he would be representing the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv with the song Arcade. He won the competition with 498 points, giving his country its first win in 44 years.
|Eurovision Song Contest 2019|
|Artists|| Semi Final One: Tamta • D-Moll • Darude ft. Sebastian • Tulia • Zala & Gašper • Lake Malawi • Joci Pápai • Zena • Eliot Vassamillet • Oto Nemsadze • Kate Miller-Heidke • Hatari • Victor Crone • Conan Osíris • Katerine Duska • Serhat
Semi Final Two: Srbuk • Sarah McTernan • Ana Odobescu • Luca Hänni • Carousel • Ester Peony • Leonora • John Lundvik • Paenda • Roko Blažević • Michela Pace • Jurijus • Sergey Lazarev • Jonida Maliqi • KEiiNO • Duncan Laurence • Tamara Todevska • Chingiz
|Songs|| Semi Final One: Replay • Heaven • Look Away • Pali Się • Sebi • Friend of a Friend • Az én apám • Like It • Kruna • Wake Up • Sul tsin iare • Zero Gravity • Hatrið mun sigra • Storm • Telemóveis • Better Love • Say Na Na Na
Semi Final Two: Walking Out • 22 • Stay • She Got Me • That Night • On a Sunday • Love is Forever • Too Late for Love • Limits • The Dream • Chameleon • Run with the Lions • Scream • Ktheju tokës • Spirit in the Sky • Arcade • Proud • Truth
- Duncan has two Eurovision connections via his participation in The Voice of Holland. His coach was Ilse DeLange, part of The Common Linnets, which represented the country in 2014. His season-mates were O'G3NE, who went on to win that year's series and participated at Eurovision in 2017.
- He is the first male soloist to win the contest for the Netherlands.
- He and Conchita Wurst are the only two Eurovision winners of the 2010s to come from an internal selection.
- He is the third winner to perform at a piano, following Udo Jürgens in 1966, and Paul Harrington in 1994.
- He is the first artist to win performing out of the 12th spot in the running order since Dana in 1970.