AVROTROS have confirmed that they will be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel.
The national broadcaster of the Netherlands has confirmed that the nation will be taking to the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. AVROTROS has confirmed that they will be taking part in next years contest in Israel, but has yet to reveal their selection method.
Waylon represented The Netherlands at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. He was internally selected by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS, and sang “Outlaw In ‘Em”. The Netherlands finished 18th with 121 points.
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.
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.