Duncan Laurence - Arcade - Official Music Video - The Netherlands 🇳🇱 - Eurovision 2019

Gepubliceerd op 7 mrt. 2019
Video credits:
Paul Bellaart
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Duncan Laurence will represent The Netherlands at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with the song Arcade.

Read more about Duncan Laurence here: eurovision.tv/participant/duncan-laurence
“Love can be a crazy thing. We run into it, we dance, we fall… blindly. And when it’s gone, all we do is hope for it to ever come back. Until we realize, mostly when it’s too late, that like a small town boy in a big arcade, we’ve been addicted to a losing game.”
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A broken heart is all that’s left
I’m still fixing all the cracks
Lost a couple of pieces when
I carried it carried it carried it home
I’m afraid of all I am
My mind feels like a foreign land
Silence ringing inside my head
Please carry me carry me carry me home
I’ve spent all of the love I saved
We were always a losing game
Small town boy in a big arcade
I got addicted to a losing game
Oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game
How many pennies in the slot
Giving us up didn’t take a lot
I saw the end ‘for it begun
Still I carried I carried, I carry on
Oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game
Oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game
I don’t need your games, game over
Get me off this rollercoaster
Oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game
Oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game

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  • Read more about Duncan Laurence here: eurovision.tv/story/duncan-laurence-will-sing-arcade-netherlands-2019

    • +Michael Steel You? No not at all.

    • Can anybody tell me if you can block people on yt? So you don't have to read what they are saying. There is this guy with a small penis trying to get everybody to give him attention. And it works. That's the sad part.

    • +mrruud0101 Do you really think I give a damn what you are thinking?

    • VUK Maja

    • +Modartisto ''We''? I'am Dutch and don't care at all about Common Linnets and this nude Gay activisme at all.

  • BE

  • That moment that ur Dutch and see like a 1000 comments saying: ‘it’s amazing’, ‘wow Netherlands gonna win this year’ & ‘I love this song’. Lol 😂

  • This song is Pure, Honest and Meaningful. THAT is what defines a good song. 100% the winner.

  • 12 points from Israel 🔥🔥🔥🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱

  • This song reminds me something, another song, but i think every song in contest is unique

  • 2.:41 its perfect😍😍😍😍 From Armenia🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲

  • Top 5 for me. Good Entry. Good luck form Germany

  • Сomme toujours, l'Eurovision lance des gays ou de la politique ..... rien de personnel à ce type, mais il utilise sa nudité pour faire connaître sa chanson !!! Voyons voir à quoi cette chanson ressemblera ... J'espère qu'elle ne fera pas de strip-tease!!!

  • This is so good 😭😭❤️

  • My top 41: 🇦🇺 40: 🇪🇸 39: 🇨🇿 38: 🇸🇲 37: 🇭🇷 36: 🇨🇾 35: 🇬🇪 34: 🇮🇸 33: 🇵🇱 32: 🇩🇪 31: 🇸🇮 30: 🇦🇱 29: 🇦🇹 28: 🇧🇾 27: 🇲🇰 26: 🇮🇪 25: 🇷🇸 24: 🇷🇺 23: 🇨🇭 22: 🇲🇹 21: 🇳🇴 20: 🇫🇷 19: 🇮🇱 18: 🇱🇻 17: 🇭🇺 16: 🇸🇪 15: 🇱🇹 14: 🇩🇰 13: 🇪🇪 12: 🇲🇩 11: 🇦🇲 10 : 🇦🇿 9 :🇳🇱 8 :🇲🇪 7 :🇫🇮 6 :🇬🇷 5 :🇷🇴 4 :🇧🇪 3 :🇬🇧 2 :🇵🇹 1 :🇮🇹

  • Gives me goose bumps every time I listen to this piece of art.

  • ok world, we gave you a good song. can you give us some points now?

  • Pretty boring to be honst

  • 0:05 - 0:10 reminds me of Mirror by Lil Wayne..

  • Am I the only one here who thinks this song is overrated? Mean it's good but I don't think it can win. It's to basic for Eurovision

    • No, you're not! It's overhyped and average. I can't understand why it's referred to as a "masterpiece" when it's just bland.

    • Kooi

    • It's pure. honest and meaningful. THAT is what defines a good song. 100% the winner

    • Yes you are the only one who thinks like that!! So your opinion is not so good. it can win!

    • It should win but it won't. It's too good for eurovision.

  • Good song from israel

  • THE BEST SONG ON EUROVISION EVER!! I love it so much from Poland 🇵🇱❤️

  • Mooie zang en mooi lied hopelijk win je Duncan! Nederland!!!!!!!!!!

  • Absolutely nothing happening for over the first minute. Strong chorus but extremely weak verses.

    • Probably you are listening with your ears closed. There is hardly any song in the competition this years that builds up so nicely and surprisingly as this song. His voice keeps changing register three times in the first minute and so does the musical score keeps on changing character. Meanwhile the lyrics are telling immediately a strong message that is originally formulated. It's okay if you don't like the song, it can be not to your taste. Maybe nothing is happening to for you, but don't talk bullshit about the musical quality of this song.

  • this year its crazy

  • *This has to win Eurovision!!* it’s just magical.... had to cover this masterpiece btw

  • This song is so beautiful and emotional, i love it. Twelve points from Spain

  • The more often I have heard the song, the cooler it gets. At the moment I have listened to the song 300 times. Winner 2019 and 2020 in Rotterdam

  • 👌🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Beautiful and powerful song...WINNER ALERT!

  • A great song but sing by a auto-tune singer. When he sings at live is medíocre. Sorry

    • Omg you don’t even know what autotune is, you certainly do not know how to write it

    • You make apples with pears. He has done 2 live versions that of radio 538 is super. It is a different version than that of the clip. Try to sing it yourself and you will find out that he is singing it very well.

  • Boringggggg

    • That's why it so meaningful to others from all around the world. So it is definitely not boring, it's more supporting those people who need a arm around their shoulders. You can see it at the views reactions, bookies still on 1 etc. Boring are the reactions from others who are making their comments without respect.

    • Psychopath no !!!

  • 1st Portugal 2nd Switzerland 3rd Spain 4th Netherlands 5th Norway

  • I am sorry, but it's kind of lame

  • Never been more proud of my country's Eurovision song before omg. Honestly, I never felt the need to listen to ''our'' songs aside from the contest. But now... Damn this really is my fav song of the moment. Where are my fellow Dutchies? :)

  • 12 points from Poland

  • 12 points from Serbia 🇷🇸

  • if eurovision take place to netherlands next year. Make sure that judges wont smoke weed XDDDDDD

  • *W I N N E R*

  • Its too calm for my taste, its so boring. He has a good voice though, i wish you all the best of luck

    • Calm after the storm!! Yes that was a good song. this one too!

  • His voice, his song..I love it..Wish you to ween

  • Voor het eerste vertrouwen in nl🤪

  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱

  • Winner !!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. From Ukraine 🇺🇦


  • and ... we have the winner

  • Already a winner.

  • The albania 12 points go to The Netherlands

  • The winner of Eurovision 2019,LOVE IT❤️❤️❤️Best regards from Norway🇳🇴🥰

  • Very nice song omg music voice greetings from neighboor Germany! I am greek and polish living in Germany! So very european girl and i was in Holland great country!✌🙏😎😍

  • Wonderful! ❤️ This song must win! ✨ 12 points from Poland 🇵🇱

  • Thats how you do eurovision people💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻Amazing song cant wait for next year in The Netherlands .12.000 points from Greece

  • Πόσοι Έλληνες είναι εδω; 🇬🇷🇳🇱

  • Too good for eurovision

  • 12 points from Armenia... very beautiful song.. its like coming from my heart

  • My winner this year! Cheers from Denmark.

  • I've madly fallen in love with this absolutely outstanding piece of music! Listening constantly, all the day round! I'm truly mesmerised! It's so delicate, catchy, a real masterpiece! 12 points form Poland, and sinciere accolades for the singer! You deserve to win!

  • Ειναι ήδη το αγαπημένο μου!!!💙💚💛💜❤ It's already my favourite!!!💜💛💚💙❤

  • Under this song you can fall asleep. Boring

    • Маргарита Нагорная jealous Russian

  • Who will vote for the Netherlands 🇳🇱


  • Hey, just made a reaction/ review on The Netherlands this year. Check it out. xX

    • J D on my channel ☺️

    • where, got a link?

  • 12 points from the universe !!!

  • This song is so beautiful i hope that they gone win😍

  • Love from Armenia❤❤❤❤

  • Masterpiece 🇳🇱 100% winner of this year Marry me I will carry u home Loving me is not a losing game🏳️‍🌈😂😂 Regards from Azerbaijan🇦🇿

    • sweet! next year visit Amsterdam for ESC2020...hopefully...fingers crossed..

  • At first I wasn't impressed at all. But now... Can't stop listening to this and I really wish it wins in May. Amazing song, amazing vocals, I like everything about this song and can't wait to see how it looks on stage

  • This is too good to be competing in the Eurovision Song Contest. It gives me goosebumps every time I replay it. The lyrics are very realistic and makes you want to cry. Also his voice is very powerful even though he wants to stay silenced 💗💗 Come on Netherlands you can do this 💕💕 Love from Malta 🇲🇹

  • Duncan is my winner. From Russia with love

  • Most beautiful ESC entry ever. Quality-wise we have never heard a song which is THAT good at ESC before. This is almost surreal. If this doesn't win in Tel Aviv, it's time to quit with the ESC.

    • Wow huge compliments. Where are you from btw?

  • This video deserves more views. Let's go for the 5 million. ♥ ♥ ♥

    • Yessss !!!

  • No doubt about it: this should win Eurovision 2019!

  • Winner ! 💖

  • 12 points

  • Amazing! The best song - 12 points from Ukraine! 👏👏👏👏

  • Как сказала певица Марув, её вдохновил сериал "Сирена" на песню "Siren Song"😁 Нидерланца походу тоже😂

  • The only one getting some SIA vibes??

  • wow love you from israel :)

  • WINNER😍😍😍

  • this is so basic .... the lyrics are bad and the music is ... well basic, we all heard it before somewhere yes?

    • Thoukis Thoukis you still didn’t answer my question..

    • Amazing how defensive people get over an opposing opinion.

    • Thoukis Thoukis jealousssss

    • +Silke Bremer no other song sounds exactly the same because that would be stealing ... the song sounds more or less like so many other songs its nothing special, its not lets say like "Amar pelos dois" that won two years ago which was a trully brilliant original ballad ... in Eurovision over the years there have been hundreds of ballads that were much better than this

    • Name one song that sounds exactly the same as this

  • 12 point from Russia ❣...😍🌎 very beautiful song 🎼🎵🎶

  • Netherlands must be aware of the increase in the number of armenian videos

    • Armenia and Malta bought views

    • Armenia bought views, even as Malta did.

    • Unfortunately that doesn't translate to a rise in the betting odds and polls for Armenia.

    • Why would that be, dear?

  • This is my number one!!!

  • Самая обычная песня! Надоедает после пары прослушиваний!

  • This is the best song this year 12 points from Albania

  • I love this song so much. This is the big winner of Eurovision 2019. Amsterdam 2020

  • 🌷💗🇳🇱

  • Russia sings better live

    • J D als je goed had opgelet dan had je gezien dat ze al een paar keer op deze pagina zit te klagen. Dus ja terecht dat ik dit schrijf

    • J D als je veel reacties ziet van de russen dan komen ze speciaal naar deze pagina om hem af te kraken en dat is mijn mening. Overdrijven doe ik zeker niet lees alle berichten dan kom je er vanzelf achter. Er zit volop jaloers gedrag in.

    • Ik snap Fred wel, +J D. Speciaal naar andermans liedje gaan om het af te kraken gaat nét iets verder dan je mening geven … het heeft behoorlijk wat 'lagere-school-speelplein'-vibes . Ik geloof niet dat ze dacht: 'Ik ga even naar het liedje van Nederland om mijn mening te geven, want die Nederlanders kunnen wel wat positieve feedback gebruiken.' Ik weet niet of jij naar andermans liedjes gaat om ze af te kraken, maar voor mij is dat 0 %. Ik kan niet namens Fred praten, maar ik krijg bij zijn berichtje het gevoel dat hij met 'haat' meer 'afgunst' bedoelt. (… correct me if I'm wrong, Fred.) Maar ik ga nu aan het werk …. fijne dag allemaal! xxx

    • +Fred Rotterdam uhm overdijf niet zo met je " kinderachtig "er zit geen haat in er wordt gewoon een mening gegeven.

    • Tima, although Sergey is a good singer as well , but his song is much too oldfashioned in a melodrama theatrical way but above all it lacks of sincere emotions. Instead its just empty screaming for attention, like children do. Comes across too calculated doesnt relate nor engage or connect wih the soul.

  • Best entry from the Netherlands ever. I have no doubt this will win! Congratulations. Love from the UK.

    • ❤️

    • Cheers. Dont forget to send your 12 points for this gem in the big final.

  • Now I may be from the United States, but I gotta say, in my personal opinion, the Netherlands got this in the bag!

    • Big thanks from the NL. Seems the price is in the bag although the eurovision viewer in overall has a perculiar way of taste when it comes to the voting. So victory is not certain yet.. but i expect a good (visual)stage performance, here is where the viewer has to be mesmerized and convinced .

  • It’s been a while since I’ve voted in ESC. And you know what, I am not going to save to vote for this song several times till maximum amount. Deserved Winner❤️❤️

    • +Solovonkis Luka 😘

    • @Beppy No doubt, what else to expect from the most friendly, smiley, gorgeous, amazing nation’s participant. Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland 🇩🇪

    • … and Duncan will love you for that ❤️

  • 12 points from europe

  • Nice, gereetings from germany and bosnia ❤️

  • I hope you'll win this year from france.

    • I hope les vestes jaune will win over Europe 💪 greets du pays bas

    • Lots of ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️, luck and enjoyment from the Netherlands to France too!

  • Winner!

  • 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

    • Jij gaat wokken? +Aroused floppeke

    • 🍆🌶️🥕🥒🍣🍢😂

  • And there goes our chance to win this year. This song is simply amazing! Best of luck from sweden

    • J D Omdat Rusland de wereld verneukt

    • +Aroused floppeke Waarom ? In beide gevallen wordt er verloren dus om het even van welk land . Je bent bevooroordeeld.

    • I love Sweden this year. 12 points from the Netherlands. I hope the battle will be between 🇳🇱 🇸🇪 I don't care if we lose from Sweden. I do if we lose from Russia 🇷🇺

  • 🌷

  • Dutch touch 💙 I love it 💙 12 points from Azerbaijan 🇦🇿💙

    • Orxan Ibrahimli Thank you! But I also ADORE the song from Azerbaijan 😍 If The Netherlands doesn’t win, I would be happy if Azerbaijan or Italy wins this contest. ❤️

  • Please be winning song...

  • winner 2019 😃👑👑👑🎉🎉🎉

  • It does not matter which place this song will take this year. For me it's the number one and nothing will change my choice. Of all the songs from this year, this song is incredible beyond description. If I can award points, it's 12 straight from Poland. It is worth watching Eurovision for the works of the songs. Good luck this year in the Netherlands and see you in Amsterdam :) 2020

    • thank you so much for this great comment :)

  • This deserves to win!!! It's a masterpiece 😍. 12 Points from Spain ❤

  • It's a good song but such a traditional ballad. I do think that Israel's ballad is stronger. This is a bit overrated.

    • +J D Don't get defensive buddy. I am not Israeli...I am Venezuelan living in the U.S 😜

    • Hmmn not traditional but much more current modern and appealing . People can relate and engage in it. Your entry is just nice and more old fashioned kind of cheesy drama theatrical as well , not my cup of tea.