We have already listened to the first two potential Dutch songs for Eurovision 2018. And today, Waylon debuted the eagerly anticipated third track “The Word Can Wait”.
Waylon “The World Can Wait” Live
On tonight’s episode of De Wereld Draait Door, the former Common Linnet unveiled yet another country ballad. “The World Can Wait” sees the crooner sing about focusing on what’s important in life. As he tells us multiple times during the chorus, “the world can wait”.
With “Back Together” dropping on Friday and “Outlaw In ‘Em” arriving yesterday, we’ve now heard three of the five possible songs for Lisbon. That’s two country ballads and a rock number. So far, “Outlaw In ‘Em” seems to have been the most popular with the studio audience.
However, Waylon has yet to give us any clues as to whether he’s already performed his Eurovision entry or not.
“Outlaw In ‘Em” media reaction
While fans seem to be behind Waylon’s second release, the national media is less enamoured.
The press were particularly unhappy with his decision to go rock. This morning’s Algemeen Dagblad claimed the song would be suicide on the Eurovision stage. The newspaper feels that Eurovision fans would hide behind their rainbow coloured curtains after hearing it.
Apparently, it would clash with the feeling of togetherness that most winning Eurovision entries have. Clearly the writers at Algemeen Dagblad have forgotten about Lordi who won the contest for Finland with their rock entry “Hard Rock Hallelujah”.
What do you think about the third Dutch song? Which is your favourite so far? And what do you think of the media’s reaction? Let us know in the comments below.