Dutch broadcaster AvroTros has informed esctoday.com that the 2014 Dutch Eurovision entry will most likely be premiered by late February/ early March. Ilse DeLange and Waylon aka The Common Linnets will represent The Netherlands at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
The Netherlands selected its Eurovision representatives for Copenhagen via an internal selection. More details regarding the 2014 Dutch entry will be released in due course.
A special press conference was held last November at the AvrosTros’s Wisseloord studios, in Hilversum in order to officially reveal the names of the 2014 Dutch Eurovision representatives.
Ilse DeLange and Waylon will participate as duo as The Common Linnets, the joint project that they have been working on together in secret. Both DeLange and Waylon are well known in The Netherlands. Ilse is among one of the most sought after singers in The Netherlands today, enjoying fame and recognition. Ilse’s songs have enjoyed major success on home soil, her singles So Incredible and Miracle, have charted high in the Dutch charts.
The Netherlands debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and is one of the founder members of our favourite television show. The country has won the event 4 times (1957, 1959, 1969 and 1975).
Anouk represented The Netherlands at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo with Birds, achieving a 9th place in the final.
The Netherlands will compete in the 2nd half of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Semi-final 1 on 6 May. Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on The Netherlands and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.