The Netherlands: Ilse DeLange welcomes Douwe Bob on her porch in Nashville

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Ilse DeLange, frontwoman of The Common Linnets, hosts her own show Ilse’s Veranda, from Nashville, Tennessee. Tonight, she welcomes fellow country lover and former Eurovision participant, Douwe Bob.

In Ilse’s Veranda (“Ilse’s Porch”), recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, Dutch country star Ilse DeLange (Eurovision 2014) receives various celebrities and artists, talking about their life and passion, making music together, and sharing wonderful moments in the United States. This week, young singer Douwe Bob (Eurovision 2016) is Ilse’s guest, and their shared love for country music will be at the heart of this evening’s episode.

What to look forward to

Ilse and Douwe will share some special moments, including heartfelt conversations about their parents, a musical meeting with country star Rodney Crowell about the archetypal “outlaws” in country music such as Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, and of course playing beautiful songs together.

The two former Eurovision participants will also visit the recording studio of Johnny Cash, The Cabin, where they meet the country star’s son.

Highlight is the artists’ visit to a women’s prison, where Douwe Bob performs in the footsteps of his idol Johnny Cash, and Ilse DeLange and Douwe Bob talk to the inmates. With their voices and candid natures, Ilse and Douwe touch the lives of the incarcerated women.

Aanstaande donderdag is niemand minder dan Douwe Bob mijn gast in #Ilsesveranda!! Dit was de eerste keer voor Douwe in Nashville…en direct een hele bijzondere ervaring…ik wil nog niet te veel verklappen, maar optreden in de gevangenis was voor ons allebei heel speciaal!! Wie gaat er kijken, aanstaande donderdag om 21.20 uur op NPO1

Опубліковано Ilse DeLange 24 вересня 2017 р.

You can watch Ilse’s Veranda, this evening, Thursday 28 September 2017, on NPO 1 (AVROTROS), starting at 21:20 CET. You can find more information here.

About Ilse DeLange and Douwe Bob

Ilse DeLange (Born Ilse Annoeska de Lange, Almelo, 1977) is one of the most beloved pop and country singers of the Netherlands. She is both a solo artist and the front-woman of her country initiative, The Common Linnets. Ilse DeLange has won numerous awards and her albums have gone platinum multiple times.

In 2014, Ilse DeLange and special guest artist Waylon teamed up with her group The Common Linnets to represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Winning semi-final 1 with their captivating country ballad Calm after the storm, The Common Linnets eventually reached the respectable 2nd place in the Grand Final, earning 238 points, plus receiving two ESC Marcel Bezençon Awards, for best artists and composition.

Calm after the storm became a huge hit across Europe, and The Common Linnets are still going strong.

Douwe Bob Posthuma (Amsterdam, 1992) is a Dutch singer-songwriter. His breakthrough came in 2012 when he won the talent show De Beste Singer-Songwriter Van Nederland (“The Best Singer-Songwriter Of The Netherlands”).

Taking his inspiration from 60’s and 70’s rock, Americana, country and folk music, Douwe Bob is considered to be one of the most promising young musicians in the Netherlands, winning various awards and receiving accolades.

In 2016, Douwe Bob represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden. With his entry Slow down, he eventually reached a decent 11th place in the Grand Final, earning 153 points.

The artist is also one of the coaches of the seventh season of The Voice Kids, starting in February 2018.