Dutch country music at Eurovision again

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Back in 2014, Ilse DeLange and Waylon sang ‘Calm After the Storm’ as The Common Linnets, which came in second at the Eurovision Song Contest that year, right behind ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’, performed by Conchita Wurst of Austria.

This year, Waylon is going it alone, with another ‘I’m European, but I want to sound American’ song called ‘Outlaw in ‘Em’, which sounds like a light beer advert to me, featuring truckers wiping their sweaty brow in slow motion after a long day on the road, at least in my head. And a lot like The Common Linnets, I’m not the target market for this type of song, but at least Waylon can actually sing and pronounce English properly.

A quick tour of the Dutch Internet suggests Waylon is a top 10 contender, as I write this.

(Photo of Microphone by visual dichotomy, some rights reserved)

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  1. First, I am from the US. Second, I am not a big fan of country, especially “bro country” which is a essentially dance/R&B song sung with a southern accent.

    This year’s ESC is going to be pretty good, lots of good songs to choose from. But Waylon’s song is currently my favorite. It’s definitely different. But I think Country has passed as a possible winner at ESC. Israel is favored, but if may not have the legs to finish it at the top. I’m not sure who will win, however.

    Comment by William — April 14, 2018 @ 10:53 pm

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