NEW MUSIC: DUNCAN LAURENCE | WISHES COME TRUE
After winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his song “Arcade,” Duncan Laurence has released a Christmas carol for the first time entitled "Wishes Come True." Duncan Laurence is not the first Eurovision winner to come up with a Christmas song. For example, Måns Zelmerlöw, who won the song festival in 2015 on behalf of Sweden, released "Alone on Christmas Eve" last year. Zelmerlöw also previously made an entire Christmas album, just like Eurovision legend Johnny Logan. In related news, the singer did not win any prizes on Saturday evening at the presentation of the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France. Duncan, who attended the show, had a chance in the Best International Newcomer category but saw the award go to Olivia Rodrigo. In addition to Rodrigo and Laurence, Bad Bunny, The Kid LAROI, Justin Wellington and Faouzia were also nominated. Laurence was not the only Dutchman who had a chance to win a prize. Martin Garrix was nominated in the DJ of the year category. However, that award went to DJ Snake. The NRJ Music Awards have been organized annually since 2000 by the French youth radio station NRJ. He rose to fame with his track "Arcade," which has gone to Number 1 in several European countries following his win, including Belgium, Iceland, Estonia, and the Netherlands. It wasn't until a year and a half later, however, at the end of 2020, that the song truly blew up - when TikTok worked its magic once more.