Duncan Laurence beat out over-the-top, camp-filled performances from across Europe and beyond to win the competition Saturday night with a doleful piano ballad, "Arcade." Prime Minister Mark Rutte talked to Laurence to congratulate him and hailed in a tweet his "sublime and powerful performance."
The Netherlands' king and queen have said "we are proud of Duncan Laurence, who conquered Europe with musical class." His victory means the Netherlands will host next year's edition. Around 200 million people around the world were believed to have watched the annual contest, which debuted in the wake of World War II.