Waylon is expected to perform 5 potential Eurovision entries on the show De Wereld Draait Door and then reveal which one will be his song for Lisbon.
Despite earlier suggestions that fans would have to wait until 10 March to hear the Dutch song for Eurovision 2018, new sources suggest that it could be revealed earlier. Speaking on the NPO 1 show De Wereld Draait Door in the Netherlands, Waylon suggested that he has already chosen his entry.
From 23 February for five consecutive week days he will perform a potential Eurovision song on the same show. Thereafter, on a date to be confirmed (possibly Thursday 1 March or Friday 2 March) he will reveal which of the five will represent the Netherlands.
The songs are likely to be part of the singer’s latest new album The World Can Wait. His tour of the same name begins on 12 April.
Waylon will represent the Netherlands in the second-semi final of Eurovision 2018 on 10 May. This will be his second appearance on the Eurovision stage following his participation as part of The Common Linnets in 2014 who came second with Calm After the Storm.
Waylon (born Willem Bijkerk) first came to public attention after he finished second on the first season of Holland’s Got Talent in 2008. He left The Common Linnets soon after Eurovision 2014 and returned to his solo career. He has been a coach on The Voice of Holland for the past two years.
The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on four occasions the latest being in 1975. The Netherlands struggled in the contest from 2000 onwards, between 2004 and 2013 the country only qualified twice for the final. The countries best result since 1975 occurred in 2014 when The Common Linnets finished 2nd in Copenhagen with a total of 238 points, 52 points behind Austria.