Laurence in 2019
|Birth name||Duncan de Moor|
|Born||11 April 1994|
Duncan de Moor (born 11 April 1994), professionally known as Duncan Laurence, is a Dutch singer-songwriter. He began his music career in 2014 and became a semi-finalist in the fifth season of The Voice of Holland. Laurence represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Arcade" and went on to win the competition.
Born in Spijkenisse, Laurence grew up in Hellevoetsluis. He started his musical career at the Rock Academy in Tilburg, playing in a number of school bands, including his own, The Slick and Suited. Formed in 2013, the band went on to perform at Eurosonic Noorderslag.
2014–18: The Voice of Holland
He participated in the fifth season of The Voice of Holland, choosing Ilse DeLange as his coach. He advanced to the Cross Battles/Semi Finals before being eliminated. He graduated from the Rock Academy in 2017. He, with Jihad Rahmouni, wrote the song "Closer" on K-pop duo TVXQ's 2018 album New Chapter #1: The Chance of Love.
|The Voice of Holland performances and results|
|Blind Audition||"Sing"||Ed Sheeran||Joined Team Ilse|
|Battle Rounds||"Love Runs Out"||OneRepublic||Winner|
|Liveshow 4||"She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)"||David Guetta featuring Sia||Public Choice|
|Cross Battles/Semi Finals||"Iris"||Goo Goo Dolls||Eliminated|
2019: Eurovision Song Contest
In January 2019, Laurence was selected to represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. His song "Arcade" was first revealed in March 2019. On 18 May 2019, Duncan Laurence won the event in Tel Aviv, Israel with 492 points from 41 international juries and the public vote. The juries gave him 231 points, while the public Vote gave him 261 points. He finished 27 points ahead of Italy and 123 points ahead of Russia, the two runners-up. He is the fifth Dutch entrant to ever win the competition, and the first since Teach-In won the Eurovision Song Contest 1975 with the song "Ding-a-dong".
As stated on his personal Instagram in October 2018, Laurence came out as bisexual "A couple of years ago". In a press conference shortly before the Eurovision final, Laurence affirmed his sexuality: "I am more than just an artist, I am a person, I am a living being, I'm bisexual, I'm a musician, I stand for things. And I'm proud that I get the chance to show what I am, who I am."
|"Laat Gaan"||2017||Sjors Van Der Panne||Met Elkaar|
Awards and nominations
|2019||Eurovision Song Contest||Marcel Bezençon Awards – Press Award||Won|
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|Awards and achievements|
with "Outlaw in 'Em"
| Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
| Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest