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    Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands, center, celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final with the song Arcade in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019.

    Dutch Contestant Wins Eurovision 2019 Final in Israel

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    The Europe's most popular song contest is traditionally held in the country that won the previous year's competition. Israeli singer Netta Barzilai was last year's winner, which enabled her country to host the competition for a third time; Jerusalem hosted the event in 1979 and 1999.

    A contestant from Netherlands Duncan Laurence has won Eurovision 2019 song contest final which took place Saturday evening in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

    This year’s competition is being held in Tel Aviv, with the finals not beginning until after the Sabbath ends at nightfall on Saturday. However, rehearsals and preparations took place earlier in the day.

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    Dutch contestant Duncan Laurence Laurence with his song "Arcade” beat Russian singer Sergey Lazarev, who performed the song "Scream," and Italy’s Mahmood, who came second with "Soldi."

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