Duncan Laurence, winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands, who was scheduled to perform live during Saturday’s Grand Final, has tested positive for COVID-19, his management and the Host Broadcaster have confirmed, Report informs referring to the contest organizers.
Duncan has mild symptoms. Because of the 7-day minimum isolation period, Duncan will not be able to perform live in the Ahoy venue in Rotterdam, but will still feature in the show in a different form.
On May 17, Duncan tested negative in the Eurovision Test Pavilion, which granted him access to the venue for his performance in the first Semi-Final. On May 19, he showed mild symptoms and then unfortunately delivered a positive result in a rapid antigen test.