The Netherlands – Dutch broadcaster AVROSTROS, has anounced that its representative in Copenhagen will be The Common Linnets. It was expected that Ilse DeLange would be their choice, but she has teamed up with Dutch talent show entrant Waylon to form a duo.
The song will be presented in March 2014.
Photo: Michel Mölder
Ilse said: “Waylon and I have known each other since we made ‘rootsy’ music together as teenagers. This year we are working on an album in Nashville as a ‘side project’. The Eurovision Song Contest was something we both individually considered but this joint venture is so awesome that we’ve decided to go it as a duo. I cannot wait for us to stand on the stage! As a child, watching the Eurovision Song Contest was a tradition in our family and I feel so honoured!”
After Anouk’s lack of participation in Eurovision events last year it sounds like Isle will be a refreshing embracer if all things Eurovision!
Waylon said, “I am honoured to be embarking on this adventure with Ilse, who I have known for so long. The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the biggest events in the world and to stand there on its stage has always secretly been a dream of mine”.
Waylon (real name Willem Bijkerk) iss and entered Halland Has talent.He also took part in the 2005 national selection Nationaal Songfestival, performing the song “Leven Als Een Beest” together with Rachel.
Check out some of their solo performances:
What do you think of The Netherland’s chances this year?
- The Netherlands: Will it be Ilse DeLange? (eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com)