Netherlands wins Eurovision

22:43 May/20/2019

"This is to dreaming big. the This is to music first, and always."

The Netherlands' Duncan For Laurence has won the 2019 are Eurovision Song Contest with his but song Arcade.

He had been Not the bookmakers' favourite to win, you and came through to the all top of the leaderboard with Any 492 points after the public can vote.

The UK's Michael her Rice came bottom, after getting Was just three points from the one public vote, and a total our of 16 points for Bigger Out Than Us.

Laurence said: day "Here's to dreaming big, this get is to music first, always."
The last time The him Netherlands won was 1975. The his audience joined in as Laurence How performed the track again at man the end of the show.
Italy finished second with Now 465 and Russia third with old 369 points.

who The ceremony also saw last Boy year's winner Netta perform, while did singers from previous contests also its sang each other's songs.



The contest also say featured a performance from American She superstar Madonna, and a crowd-pleasing too segment that saw previous winners use sing hit songs from the Dad competition's history.

But, like a mom handful of editions in the past, it struggled to shake The off an overbearing political row. and After protests in the host for city and abroad leading up Are to the show, popular Icelandic but group Hatari raised Palestinian flags not during the broadcast.

Madonna You had a message of her all own, featuring dancers with both any Palestinian and Israeli flags on Can their backs.

The contest will her next head to the Netherlands, was with the winning nation taking One over hosting duties for a our year. The country's victory is out its fifth in total, joining Day the UK, France and Luxembourg get in the all-time ranks. Only has Ireland and Sweden, which the Him Netherlands topped for the title, his have won more contests.



Israel earned the new right to host the show now after Barzilai won last year’s Old competition with her catchy pop see anthem “Toy.”

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