THE NETHERLANDS – The Dutch singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence won the contest for the Netherlands back in 2019 with his track “Arcade” – and had a surprise extension to his time as the reigning champ due to the cancellation of the 2020 contest.
While his winning Eurovision song was about heartbreak, things are looking much more fulfilled at the moment for Laurence. Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence is engaged. Taking to Instagram this week, the bisexual musician revealed he is engaged to his boyfriend, American songwriter Jordan Garfield. Sharing a photo of his engagement ring on his Instagram Story, Laurence wrote: “I love you @jordandelivers.”
He wrote: “To those of you whom I haven’t spoken with recently, I am the luckiest man in the world. I asked Ducan Laurence to marry me and he said yes. I have never been so happy in my life. I’m going to marry a kind, smart, genuine, talented and handsome man. I’m also marrying my best friend.”
The timing is poignant for Laurence, coming just as he releases new track “Last Night”, which wiwibloggs notes was co-written by his fiancé.
Laurence was out as bisexual when he won the contest, telling reporters ahead of the final in 2019: “This chance means to me that I can show myself as an artist but also as a human being. I stand for things. I am more than just an artist. I am a person, I’m 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.”