It was the most exciting Eurovision final in many years. But the outcome was that where the Netherlands after 44 years to yearned: Duncan Laurence is the winner of the song Contest. Almost half a century after the victory of the Teach-in comes the festival again next year to the Netherlands.Read also Relive all the highlights of the final
It was the outcome of a hotly contested vote in which Laurence, the absolute number one favourite of the bookmakers, with the jury somewhat disappointing finished third with 231 points. Sweden won the jury’s for the surprising North-Macedonia.
the Netherlands won eventually by a thundering score for the tv viewers at home. Of the public, he received 261 points, which he is second, behind Norway. It was more than enough to Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Norway. Sweden was finally only sixth by a disappointing score in the public voting.
the joy on The Dutch bank was mad. Where everyone jump, continued to coach Ilse DeLange with the hands in front of her eyes. Disbelief won the still of the joy. Laurence was soon back to his senses and took the trophy in the receipt with the words: ‘To Music first. Always.’
I only thought: ‘come on, Come on with those points! My heart rate was above 200.Duncan Laurence
a Little later, when the clock in Tel Aviv to the 3 hours in the night, crawled, put his thoughts in the last minutes of the vote, at a glance. “I only thought: ‘come on, Come on with those points! My heart rate was above 200. It was between me and John (Lundvik, ed.) on the last. I think it's great, we have agreed with the two of you, a song to write. I thought: "Okay, Duncan, don't be disappointed if you ever lose it.’ But oh, this outcome is much better.”
Also he came back to the role which from the beginning was attributed. “I have those predictions are never to be considered as truths. They were predictions, nothing more. Also, during the voting, I dared not to dream of winning. When I, trophy in hand, confetti to my head, my song for the second time sang, I felt exactly like that line from my song: a small town boy in a big arcade.”
His final performance of Arcade he must be under heavy pressure to have sung. Nevertheless, it was live for barely anything noticeable. Laurence gave a better performance than during the already successful juryshow Friday. He sang with compelling and did not hesitate in reaching difficult notes. His reaction after the last notes, there was one of surprise. It was accomplished.