Eurovision 2018 Benelux Acts Sennek Waylon

It’s the three country strong politico-economic union located in western Europe. And all three were among the seven nations that debuted at the very first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1956. We are talking about the Benelux countries.

Sadly, Luxembourg withdrew from Eurovision in 1993, but Belgium and the Netherlands are still with us, for the 60th and 59th time respectively.

Both countries have experienced a lot of ups and downs in their Eurovision history. But with qualification records of 62.5% (Belgium) and 50% (The Netherlands) since 2010, this decade is going well for both so far.

While not all of their entries were successful, several songs became evergreen Eurovision classics.

We suspect that — despite their history of friendship — a bit of brotherly rivalry is spurring the countries on. Which is your favourite Benelux entry at Eurovision 2018?

Belgium: Sennek “A Matter of Time”

Belgium’s contender Sennek was chosen internally by Flemish broadcaster VRT. She’s tasked with continuing Belgium’s extremely successful streak of top ten results since 2015.

She competes in “the semi final of death” on May 8th. Will she be able to survive this and give Belgium another great result with her James Bond-esque song “A Matter Of Time“?

The Netherlands: Waylon “Outlaw In ‘Em”

Waylon is one of two returning artists at Eurovision 2018. He previously brought the Netherlands to the top three back in 2014. Together with Ilse Delange as The Common Linnets, he breezed to second place with “Calm After The Storm“.

In the past two years, the Netherlands fell just outside the top ten. Waylon sings in the second semi final on Thursday, May 10th. Can he bring The Netherlands back into the top ten with his country rock song “Outlaw In ‘Em“?

Let the battle of the Low Lands begin!

What is your favourite Benelux entry at Eurovision 2018? Vote now!

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AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

Both amazing songs! I’d go with the one who instantly loved from the first listen: Belgium!

Kvivola
Kvivola
2 years ago

Sennek !

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago

Will they let Waylon ride his iron horse (i.e., his motorcycle) on to the stage? >:-P

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago

Ride ’em, cowboy! >:-P

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

Waylon by far.

R.Geza
R.Geza
2 years ago

The Netherlands for sure. Waylon will slay his live performance and act because he don’t need a big led screen to make an impact. They will be top 5 for sure in the final!! One of the best voices this year!

AntonESC
AntonESC
2 years ago

Waylon for sure!

someone
someone
2 years ago

It’s easily Belgium, my number 3 overall. I hope she can bring it live, but as we saw last year with Blanche, it doesn’t have to be super strong vocally or have a crazy performance, when the song is a masterpiece. Will she win? Of course not, but that’s allright. And we really need Luxembourg to come back. Them and Slovakia, I miss these 2 (the others not so much).

ImpressiveInstants
ImpressiveInstants
2 years ago

These songs bore me more and more as time goes by. I still like Belgium more.

poe-tay-toe chips
poe-tay-toe chips
2 years ago

This was hard. Both are in my top five but in the end I choose Belgium

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
2 years ago

SENNEK is a queen

RichUK
RichUK
2 years ago

Waylon all the way! The complete package that’s for sure.

DaOneFame
DaOneFame
2 years ago

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Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
2 years ago

I love What we and Belgium are doing; we send quality acts and get good results. You almost cant compare these countries Before 2010 and After 2010. Belgium had so many bad songs; 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and The Netherlands had 2006 and 2009. We really Where bad but we picked ourselves up. Waylon and SENNEK are both 10/10 for me.

Lady L.
Lady L.
2 years ago

The Netherlands

Henrikh Mugosa
Henrikh Mugosa
2 years ago

For the sake of this poll: LUXEMBURG, please come back to the contest!

Yes there are fans from Kazakhstan
Yes there are fans from Kazakhstan
2 years ago

Netherlands studio: 8/10
Netherlands live: 8/10

Belgium studio: 9/10
Belgium live: 5/10

So I will vote for The Netherlands 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

They’re both on my Top 5. Love what both countries have been doing lately.

AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

Love them both! I’ll go with Belgium because I instantly loved it!

Viola
Viola
2 years ago

Another ridiculous poll. Was looking forward to this one!

Anyhow. Two of the most interesting Eurovision countries in recent years. There must be something in the water in the lower countries.
It’s only a matter of time before any of these countries take home the (long overdue) win. Probably won’t be this year, but very soon.

My vote’s for Belgium by the way. Based on studio cut. Wouldn’t be surprised if I switch to the Netherlands after the semis.

Outlaw un EEWWW
Outlaw un EEWWW
2 years ago

Netherlands song is PURE TRASH

Jackson
Jackson
2 years ago

Belgium’s studio version is good but she can’t sing well live.
I chose the Netherlands.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

Two songs that are cute but that completely lack charm. I like the Netherlands’ song more, wouldn’t care if the other stayed in its semi.

anonymous91
anonymous91
2 years ago

very easy choice, Netherlands of course

100/10 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Belgium 5.5/10

Super !
Super !
2 years ago

Yes. Belgum & Netherland!

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Super !

Belgium & Neitherland here!

Henry
Henry
2 years ago

Both actually are very good, They both deserve to qualify. They are so different that you cannot compare them in my opinion.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Henry

Same here.

Rimig
Rimig
2 years ago
Reply to  Henry

Agree!
Slightly prefer Netherlands, though.

Hennie
Hennie
2 years ago

Easy. Waylon ofcourse.

David
David
2 years ago

I think it’s Luxemburg 🙂

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  David

I want Luxembourg to return

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  David

Yeah, I prefer Lux here too.

Benjamin Ingrosso
Benjamin Ingrosso
2 years ago

The Netherlands!!
Finland and Waylon is best

Regards. The real Benjamin Ingrosso from Sweden.

Waylon
Waylon
2 years ago

Yeah, I know.

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Waylon

Ha ha ha