He was part of the Common Linnets at Eurovision 2014 and he returned as a solo artist in 2018. Now Dutch singer Waylon has revealed that he’s up for performing at the 2020 contest.
Despite famously falling out with his Common Linnets’ partner Ilse DeLange shortly after Eurovision 2014, he’s not completely against rejoining the group.
Common Linnets Reunion at Eurovision 2020?
You’ll recall that the Common Linnets placed second with “Calm After The Storm” in 2014. Waylon returned four years later, but only finished 18th with “Outlaw In ‘Em”.
Appearing on Beau van Erven Dorens’ talk show, Waylon opens up, *pun intended*, confessing that Eurovision still holds a special place in his heart. “I am of course a Eurovision fan. I did not participate twice for nothing’’, he joked.
However, the country crooner no longer performs “Calm After The Storm” — “Not because I don’t want it or because I don’t have the rights, but yeah, then you’ll stand there playing that song on your own. It simply doesn’t work.”
The Common Linnets for Eurovision 2020 interval?
But would he perform “Calm After The Storm” with Ilse in Rotterdam? Waylon is initially evasive.
After some nudging from the host, Waylon gives the idea more thought — “They should call first.” The host retorts, “But you can also call Ilse? And then say, let’s step up that number for old times’ sake again.”
Waylon emphasises that he has no say in the organisation for the 2020 event, although he would like to reprise the award-winning song contest hit on home soil. “Well, I would. Yes, of course. It is an honour to be able to do that for your country.”
It’s no secret that Waylon and Ilse didn’t get along during their Eurovision journey. Despite the successful collaboration, there was never a close bond between the pair. After Copenhagen, they broke contact because of their complex relationship. DeLange continued with The Common Linnets without Waylon. Her new Common Linnets partner is JB Meijers.
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