Two past Eurovision winners are predicting a top three finish for Waylon at this years contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
Emmelie De Forest and Anne-Marie David have told De Telegraaf that they believe that Waylon can finish within the top three at the Eurovision Song Contest. The two former winners we among a number of past Eurovision participants to take part in the pre-show for Eurovision in Concert which took place in Amsterdam over the past weekend.
The Dutch singer is currently 13th favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest having fallen back from a peak of 6th in the odds just over a month ago. The Netherlands are currently 5th favourite to qualify from the second semi-final in Lisbon.
Waylon first came to public attention after he finished second on the first season of Holland’s Got Talent in 2008. He previously represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as one half of The Common Linnets with Ilse deLange. The duo finished second with “Calm After the Storm”, the highest placing for the Netherlands since their last win in 1975 with “Ding-A-Dong” by Teach-In. He left The Common Linnets soon after the Eurovision and returned to his solo career. He has been a coach on The Voice of Holland for the past two years.
Waylon will represent The Netherlands at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. He was internally selected by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS, and he will sing “Outlaw In ‘Em”.
Source: De Telegraaf
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.