Last night Ilse DeLange took to the stage in Berlin without Waylon, the man many of us presumed was the official other half of the Common Linnets. After all, the duo placed second at Eurovision and have subsequently topped the charts in 14 countries. They did this together.
But speaking to Germany’s BILD, Ilse explained that the Common Linnets is merely her vehicle to record songs with friends—and the passenger seat is always in flux.
“I can understand that many people who have seen the Eurovision Song Contest think that we’re a duo, but The Common Linnets will never be that,” she said. “I just wanted to record an album with friends. ”
Yes, Ilse can remain, but her singing partner is always going to change.
Waylon told us as much the other day, after he went missing and then resurfaced on Facebook.
What do you think of the news? Will Ilse be able to keep the momentum going without Waylon by her side? Do you think that he has any chance of replicating the success with The Common Linnets on his own?
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)