Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands celebrates with the trophy during a press conference after winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final with the song \u201cArcade\u201d in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Sebastian Scheiner\/Associated Press) AMSTERDAM \u2014 The Dutch royal family and prime minister are leading an unusual outpouring of praise for the 25-year-old singer who brought the Netherlands its first victory in the Eurovision song contest since the 1970s. 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, \u201cArcade.\u201d Prime Minister Mark Rutte talked to Laurence to congratulate him and hailed in a tweet his \u201csublime and powerful performance.\u201d The Netherlands\u2019 king and queen have said \u201cwe are proud of Duncan Laurence, who conquered Europe with musical class.\u201d His victory means the Netherlands will host next year\u2019s 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. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.