This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was one crazy ride! We didn’t know who’s going to win until the very last moment, but Duncan Laurence managed to beat tough competition and ended up being crowned as this year’s winner.
Laurence won the hearts of the audience with his song “Arcade”, and many people saw him as top contender from the very start. He represented the Netherlands and went on to become the first person from his country to come out victorious at Eurovision since 1975.
The Dutch contestant was named as the winner after receiving a total of 492 votes, but things were pretty tense until the very last moment. Italy was right behind with 465 points, while Russia took the third spot with 369.
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest took place in Tel Aviv, Israel and the ceremony was quite a spectacle. Numerous past winners made a surprise appearance, but the most highly-anticipated and talked-about moment of the competition was Madonna’s performance.