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Duncan Laurence calls out Hungary’s anti-LGBT law and says he won’t perform in the country

Going global means being a model for many, and Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence is taking a strong stance on Hungary’s recently passed anti-LGBT law. In an interview with Belgium’s MNM, the “Arcade” singer said that he won’t perform in the country because of the new law, which bans content deemed to “promote homosexuality and gender change to minors”. Adding extra insult, the proposal is wrapped up in a government bill that punishes pedophilia, essentially connecting gay people with the abuse of minors. The law also bans LGBT literature for under-18s, which includes educational material and advertisements deemed to promote gay rights.
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Duncan Laurence Has 'No Idea' How His Breakthrough Single 'Arcade' Keeps Going Viral

“Arcade,” the emotional pop croon-along from Dutch singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence, has enjoyed an unorthodox path onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After originally being released in March 2019 as Laurence’s debut single, “Arcade” represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest that May and won the competition. As Laurence was...
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Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence tests positive for Covid-19 and will not perform live in Ahoy

The ongoing pandemic continues to impact the Eurovision Song Contest. Following a positive test in its six-person group Gagnamagnid, Iceland won’t perform live in the contest. And now the EBU has confirmed that Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence has also tested positive. That means he’s had to cancel his live performance in the grand final. Here’s the official statement.
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Corey Ward The Voice 2021 Semifinals “Arcade” Duncan Laurence, Season 20

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The Real Meaning Of 'Arcade' By Duncan Laurence

Although Duncan Laurence's "Arcade" was released in 2019, the enchanting ballad experienced a resurgence in popularity due to TikTok. In October 2020, the song went viral after being used in a "Dracotok" meme, which used the song with a deleted scene from 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." The scene shows Draco Malfoy tossing Harry Potter his wand so he can defeat Lord Voldemort once and for all.

Duncan Laurence and FLETCHER perform “Arcade” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show… and guest star on iHeart Radio’s ‘Inside The Studio’ podcast

He’s the Eurovision legend who took home the crystal trophy for The Netherlands in 2019. Now, Duncan Laurence is hitting it big time in the United States. On today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the reigning Eurovision champion performed “Arcade” alongside duet partner FLETCHER. Owing to COVID-19 restrictions, the...

Daily digest: Måns Zelmerlöw travels to Rotterdam…and Duncan Laurence confirms he won’t sing a new single at Eurovision

Every weekday, between now and the contest in May, the team from wiwibloggs will round up the latest titbits from the world of Eurovision 2021. We trawl through Instagram, Twitter and elsewhere so that y’all don’t have to. In today’s Daily Digest Måns Zelmerlöw travels to Rotterdam, Duncan Laurence confirms he won’t sing a new single at Eurovision and Barbara Pravi prepares for Spain. But first…

Cracking America: Duncan Laurence performs “Arcade” in his U.S. TV debut on the TODAY show

From 2019 Eurovision winner to TikTok viral sensation, Duncan Laurence’s star has continued to rise since his win in Tel Aviv. Now the Dutch singer has added “performing on U.S. television” to his list of accomplishments. The “Arcade” hitmaker continued his introduction to potential throngs of new fans with his debut performance on American television on the morning talk show, the TODAY show, on Wednesday 24 February.

Coming to America: Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence will perform on Wednesday’s TODAY show

He’s enjoyed continued success since winning Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. “Arcade”, has gone on to chart in no less than ten countries (reaching #1 in his Dutch homeland, where it has been certified four-times platinum, #29 in the UK, and even reaching #45 in an unlikely place like Canada, where it was certified gold). Now, Duncan Laurence will get the chance to grow his fandom on the far side of the Atlantic.

Duncan Laurence

Have an opinion? Add your comment below. Duncan Laurence is a Dutch singer-songwriter, born April 11, 1994. He started writing songs when he became a teenager and during the next several years, he played in a number of bands. At age 20, he participated in Holland's The Voice competition, making it to the semi-finals, where he was eliminated. In 2019, he was selected to represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest, where he performed his own composition, "Arcade" and became that year's winner.

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