He placed second at Eurovision 2014 as part of duo The Common Linnets and is back this year to fly the flag for The Netherlands in Lisbon. And now Waylon is making another comeback: to the stage of Eurovision In Concert. He performed “Calm After The Storm” with Ilse De Lange in 2014 and will perform his solo track “Outlaw In ‘Em” alongside twelve other confirmed acts in Amsterdam on April 14.
The other twelve acts come from all over Europe.
Two acts who won’t have to travel too far to get the concert at the Melkweg are Belgium’s Sennek and Germany’s Michael Schulte.
France’s Madame Monsieur and the UK’s SuRie don’t have too far to travel either: flights from Paris and London take a little over an hour, and if either act aren’t aviation inclined, they can also take advantage of new Eurostar services to Amsterdam too.
Acts travelling from further afield include Irish balladeer Ryan O’Shaughnessey, Albania’s Eugent Bushpepa, Austria’s César Sampson, Spain’s Alfred & Amaia, Switzerland’s Zibbz, Latvia’s Laura Rizzotto and Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef.
Armenia’s Sevak Khanagyan will likely have the longest journey of all of the announced acts so far, with no direct flights between Amsterdam and Yerevan.
The thirteen acts from this year’s intake will join Belgium’s only Eurovision winner Sandra Kim, who won the contest in 1986 with “J’aime la vie”. She was announced as a guest act in December 2017.
Last year 34 acts from the class of Eurovision 2017 performed in Amsterdam, so we can expect more to confirm in the coming weeks for the concert. Eurovision In Concert is the largest event on the Eurovision circuit and has rapidly become a mandatory stop for Eurovision contestants on their promo tours.
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