Nearly a month ago, Waylon revealed that he would present five new songs from his upcoming album The World Can Wait. One of these five songs will be his Eurovision entry, but which one will remain a secret until this Friday. After presenting his first song “Back Together” last Friday, he presented his second song “Outlaw In Em” today.
“Back Together” has had a mixed reception, with many people arguing that this song won’t be the entry. Many readers commented that the song was more of an album filler for Waylon’s upcoming album than a worthy Eurovision entry from him.
Whereas “Back Together” was a slower country ballad, “Outlaw In Em” is more on the edgier and rockier side. It still holds on to Waylon’s country roots though. The song is uptempo and features a lot of electric guitars riffs. According to Waylon, everyone is somewhat tough as he sings “Everyone’s got an outlaw in ’em”.
The interesting part is that this song is 3 minutes and 33 seconds long, which is too long for Eurovision standards. “Back Together” is exactly three minutes though — does this suggest that “Outlaw In Em” is not his Eurovision song? Would Waylon spoil his secret this way?
This leaves Waylon with three more songs to come: “The World Can Wait” will be presented on 27 February, “That’s How She Goes” on 28 February and “Thanks But No Thanks” on 1 March.
The hype among the Dutch audience doesn’t seem to be that big. The talkshow De Wereld Draait Door, in which he presents his songs, did not receive more viewers last Friday than usual.
The show clocked up about 1.698.000 viewers, that made it the fourth most watched programme that day, which is more or less the same amount of viewers the show gets on other days. Maybe people will be waiting for the reveal on Friday to tune in?
Do you think that Waylon should sing “Outlaw In Em” at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon? Or do you prefer “Back Together”? Let us know in the comments below!