Last Wednesday, Ducth artists Ilse DeLange and Waylon (a.k.a. The Common Linnets) revealed their song for Eurovision 2014 – “Calm After the Storm”. After almost a week the group have now released the official music video.

The song made lots of Eurovision fans real emotional. However, many Dutch people (myself included) were unimpressed, thinking it was all a bit lame and that Waylon was merely acting as a backing vocalist for Ilse. Despite this, the song has reached number one on the Dutch charts and the Estonians also seem to love it!

In the accompanying video you will see Ilse and Waylon attempt to play cowboy and cowgirl in the wild west of Texas. But as a Dutchy I think it just looks like (and probably is) the green area around my village.

One positive is that because of the rather boring video, you will find yourself listening more carefully to the song. Also, the instrumental section sounds way better than the acoustic mess from last week!

What do you think of the video? Do you like the song better now? Is it good enough for the finals in Copenhagen?

Mike Bos contributed this report from the Netherlands. You can keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team from wiwibloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Alan Smyth
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Alan Smyth

This song was the best on the show for melody it was sublime and the solo was to die for. IMO.

Pastora Soler haha
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Pastora Soler haha

It’s very nice to hear and relax at home. I like it.

But I don’t think this song is a great idea for Eurovision… They don’t stand out, so I think they have very difficult to qualify.

If they sing in the 2nd semifinal, maybe they have a chance.

Joyce
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Joyce

I might be a a fresh new song between all kind of songs this year that are not that original…so people could think..heyy wowwww real classy quality on eurovision and again the dutch send it:))
I think that the live performance would be small with spot on, just like Anouk did last year….they will bring no sleep on stage, but they will bring an absolute relaxing atmosphere in the arena!

Veljko
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Veljko

i love it..hopefully the others will vote for it..
greetz from Serbia

Timselvision
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Timselvision

I´m still proud at my country… I heard many people like our songs, but also many people do not. (Tops at YouTube XD) I hope we´ll reach the finals anyway! 😀

L_br
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L_br

It’s original…only for that, They have my respect(besides I loved their song). Hope They’re going to the finals.

Pixy
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Pixy

Ilse is a great singer. Love her voice. The song’s nice. Let me guess.., if they qualify, their placing would be 14 or something..
Success.

Dar
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The more you listen to it you realize how strong in quality it is .. Will qualify and get around 8 to 11 position