Dutch Duncan wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Duncan Laurence

Duncan Laurence, singing for the Netherlands, has won the 64th Eurovision Song Contest. Italy finished in second place and Russia came third.

Norway won the televote with 291 points – the lowest yet for a telvote winner. It all ended with the top four finishing in higher places than they did in the split jury and televote.

Picking up his award at the end of an overrunning show, Laurence said: “Here’s to dreaming big, this is to music first, always.”

The United Kingdom ended the Eurovision decade much as thry started it … in last place. Elsewhere while San Marino and North Macedonia enjoyed their best ever results, the Greeks finished on their worst ever in a final. All 12 of the Israeli televote points came from the Belarus composite vote after the EBU fired the official jury for revealing how they voted in the first semifinal.

The results are now public for the two semifinal heats. Australia won the first show, the Dutch took first place on Thursday. Ireland scored the lowest points across the qualifiers, along with Armenia and Belarus, this represents their worst result ever.

Australia scored the second worst result in the final for a country that won its semifinal.

Overall, songs from the first semifinal did badly compared from those qualifiers from Thursday. Australia in ninth place was the best on offer. Seven of the songs from the second semifinal ended higher on Saturday.

CountryArtistSongPlacePoints
MaltaMichela"Chameleon"1695
AlbaniaJonida Maliqi"Ktheju tokës"1890
Czech RepublicLake Malawi"Friend of a Friend"11157
GermanyS!sters"Sister"2432
RussiaSergey Lazarev"Scream"3369
DenmarkLeonora"Love Is Forever"12120
San MarinoSerhat"Say Na Na Na"2081
North MacedoniaTamara Todevska"Proud"8295
SwedenJohn Lundvik"Too Late for Love"6332
SloveniaZala Kralj & Gašper Šantl"Sebi"13105
CyprusTamta"Replay"15101
NetherlandsDuncan Laurence"Arcade"1492
GreeceKaterine Duska"Better Love"2171
IsraelKobi Marimi"Home"2347
NorwayKEiiNO"Spirit in the Sky"5338
United KingdomMichael Rice"Bigger than Us"2616
IcelandHatari"Hatrið mun sigra"10234
EstoniaVictor Crone"Storm"1986
BelarusZENA"Like It"2531
AzerbaijanChingiz"Truth"7297
FranceBilal Hassani"Roi"14105
ItalyMahmood"Soldi"2465
SerbiaNevena Božović"Kruna" (Круна)1792
SwitzerlandLuca Hänni"She Got Me"4360
AustraliaKate Miller-Heidke"Zero Gravity"9285
SpainMiki"La Venda"2260

Madonna caused upset when her backing dancers wore Israeli and Palestinian flags on the backs of their outfits. Organisers quickly issued a statement saying this was not a planned part of the event. Icelandic band Hatari later added to the controversy by showing a scarf bearing the Palestinian flag during the vote.

In a statement, Eurovision organisers said the “consequences of this action” will be discussed by the contest’s executive board”.

Hatari

2 COMMENTS

  1. No one saw the North Macedonia coming.
    And now it has been revealed that they have finished 2nd in their semi final.

    The Netherlands weren’t the runaway winner. 3rd by the juries, 2nd by the televote.

    And again Sweden finishing high by the jurries and underperforming by the televote

  2. Who foresaw North Macedonia coming within 2 points of the lead in the Jury Vote, or coming 8th overall? Don’t get that at all…

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