Duncan laurence will not be present at the final of the Festival of Eurovision 2021. The Dutchman has tested positive for coronavirus this Thursday and says goodbye to the music contest two days before the final gala. In this way, the current winner will not be able to deliver the crystal microphone to the country that wins this edition of Eurovision.
In a statement, the festival stressed that the Dutch singer “was scheduled to perform live during the grand finale on Saturday, but tested positive for covid-19“, Has” mild symptoms “and must be in isolation for at least seven days.
One day before his performance in the first semifinal of the song contest, Duncan laurence has already undergone a rapid covid test. On that occasion, the result was negative and he was able to open Tuesday’s gala with his performance on the stage of the Rotterdam Ahoy.
Just a day later, the Dutchman began to show mild symptoms and hours later he tested positive for antigens.
“We are, of course, disappointed, first of all by Duncan, who deserves a live performance on our own stage in Eurovision after his 2019 victory and the worldwide success of Arcadian“Said Sietse Bakker, producer of Eurovision 2021.