Duncan de Moor, known as Duncan Laurence, represented The Netherlands at Eurovision 2019. In the final, he placed first with public vote and third with international juries, with 492 points in total and winning the competition. The winner song was written by Duncan Laurence. He explained the bitter story of the song like that:
I’m always inspired by stories that move me, real personal experiences from my own life or someone else’s. Arcade was inspired by the story of someone I loved deeply, who died at a young age. The words, chords and melodies came to me automatically as if they fell from the sky. When Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy helped me finish the song it got a much larger scope. It changed from a very personal story to a story that everyone can connect to. Arcade is a song about longing… longing for love… longing for something that seems out of reach. And it speaks of hope. Hope, that you will find what you need in life. – source
You can watch the grand final live performance below.