Dutch singer Waylon will sing “Outlaw in Em” at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
It has been revealed that the song that the Dutch representative will sing in Lisbon is “Outlaw in Em”. Five potential songs have been presented to the public over the past few weeks. These include:
- Outlaw in Em
- Back Together
- The World Can Wait
- That’s How She Goes
- Thanks But No Thanks
All five of his songs will appear on Waylon’s new album The World Can Wait. His tour of the same name begins on 12th April.
Waylon will represent the Netherlands in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2018 on 10th May. This will be his second appearance on the Eurovision stage following his participation as part of The Common Linnets in 2014, who finished in second place 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 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.