As The Netherlands gears up to host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, the man that brought the competition to Rotterdam; Duncan Laurence has been honoured by having a part of this year’s host venue ‘Rotterdam Ahoy’ named to him.
The name of the artist’s entrance in Rotterdam Ahoy is now called ‘Door Duncan’
‘An Official Thank You & A Memorable Reminder’
The General Manager for this year’s host venue Jolanda Jansen has the following to say when Duncan was given the honor:
“Through Duncan we have brought this wonderful event to the Netherlands, to Rotterdam and to Ahoy, that deserves an official thank you and memorable reminder.”Jolanda Jansen on Thanking Duncan (translated)
In addition to the renaming of a part of Rotterdam Ahoy, Duncan was given a plaque by culture alderman Said Kasmi. The plaque will be hanged in ‘Door Duncan’ as well as Rotterdam’s town hall.
Duncan Laurence at the Eurovision Song Contest
The Netherlands internally selected Duncan Laurence to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. In Tel Aviv, Duncan managed to bring The Netherlands to the Grand Final for a fourth consecutive year.
In addition to his participation in the Grand Final, Duncan also managed to win the ‘Press Award’ for the ‘Marcel Bezençon Awards’ as voted for by the Press.
And after 44 years, Duncan managed to win the Eurovision Song Contest for The Netherlands. The last time the country won the contest was in 1975 with “Ding-a-dong”.