USA – Duncan Laurence has been living his ambitions since “Arcade” won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. It all started in early 2021, about a year and a half after Duncan won the competition in Tel Aviv.
Duncan became an intriguing guest in the United States when the song achieved success on TikTok. His debut appearance was on an episode of the very popular The Today Show.
Soon after, talk program Ellen followed suit, with Duncan Laurence performing his re-release of “Arcade” with Fletcher.
With so much exposure in the United States, it didn’t take long for “Arcade” to be certified Gold, indicating that Duncan Laurence had sold over 500,000 copies of the song.
It has subsequently become Spotify’s most-streamed Eurovision winner. “Arcade” eventually peaked at #44 on Spotify’s Global Chart in 2021.
Kelly Clarkson singing the song is merely another chapter in Duncan Laurence’s American Dream, which he has been living with his Eurovision winning entry. This small-town lad has had a lot of success…
Clarkson always performs a well-known song on the Kellyoke segment of her self-titled The Kelly Clarkson Show. Previous performances have included Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” and Céline Dion’s “I Drove All Night.”
The 39-year-old now astonished the crowd (and Eurovision fans) with Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” with her band Y’All. The arrangement for this song was fresh, with a more pop rock sound — the style that has become Kelly Clarkson’s signature.
This performance is definitely worth seeing, especially with her strong vocals. Duncan Laurence has commented on the cover on social media.
I have no words. @kellyclarkson you are a singing goddess. Hearing you sing my song just made me cry over and over again. And I promise you: tears never felt so good. Thanks, Kelly. From the bottom of my heart, thank you❤️ https://t.co/D9rjech1cW
— Duncan Laurence (@dunclaurence) February 7, 2022
The Kelly Clarkson Show debuted in 2019 and has been a huge hit. Kelly Clarkson has won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host in both 2020 and 2021, an accomplishment to be proud of. When Ellen DeGeneres’ program concludes later this year, the show will take over the timeslot on numerous stations.