Last week, Dutch gossip site RTL Boulevard revealed that Ilse was angry with Paul Brinks, Waylon’s manager. The site soon removed their story, but a few hours later Dutch news site Nu.nl published the exact same one.
Here’s the low down. Following the Common Linnets‘s success at Eurovision last May, Ilse, who manages all of the bookings for the Common Linnets, had to negotiate with Brinks about how the duo would proceed after Eurovision. That was never going to be straightforward. It didn’t help that Waylon’s manager used to manage Ilse too. Nor did the fact that the two had a major falling out, which led to their own breakup.
During negotiations Brinks reportedly dug up a lot of their old drama. This appears to be what led Ilse to conclude that Waylon needed to go.
Nu.nl describes Waylon as the black sheep of the story, because he would have loved to join Ilse in the Common Linnets. But there is no chance for him now. He’s effectively lost out because of his difficult manager.
What do you think? Is the Common Linnets story really over now? Or will Mister Brinks slay back?
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)