Twenty-five-yr-vintage Dutchman Duncan Laurence won the 2019 ecu song Contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday night together with his catchy ballad "Arcade."

Laurence gained 492 factors to overcome Italy's Mahmood and 24 different contestants to take Eurovision glory in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Russia, Switzerland and Norway made up the rest of the top five respectively after the votes from judges in 41 international locations and visitors were tallied.

"that is to dreaming huge, this is to track first continually," he stated as he  acquired the long-lasting microphone trophy.

Dutch access singled out

in the weeks main as much as the opposition, Laurence had rarely budged as the a long way and away favourite among betmakers and professionals. 

The ballad he sang of love and loss was co-written along with his compatriot Wouter Hardy and Joel Sjöö from Sweden. It's a song that actions many to tears, brought in a bare-bones manufacturing:

The Netherlands has gained the contest 4 instances before, with the most
recent win in 1975.

Madonna lovers disappointed

further controversy erupted whilst Iceland's entry, Hatari, displayed scarfs with Palestinian flags because the results had been being announced, forcing Israeli television to reduce away fast.

rf/mm (AFP, AP, dpa, Reuters)