Reigning Eurovision champion Duncan Laurence tests positive for Covid-19 and will no longer perform in final

Duncan Laurence

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# 20 May 2021 15:14 (UTC +04:00)

Reigning Eurovision champion Duncan Laurence has tested positive for Covid-19, APA reports citing Metro.

As is tradition, Duncan, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 for The Netherlands with his song Arcade, was set to perform at this Saturday’s grand final.

However, he is now unable to perform live in the Ahoy venue in Rotterdam after testing positive for Covid-19.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) confirmed that Duncan delivered a positive result in a rapid antigen test after showing mild symptoms on Wednesday.