The Netherlands: The Common Linnets enjoy success

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Ilse DeLange and Waylon, the duo known as The Common Linnets, were received back in their native Netherlands with open arms after their second-place scoring at the Eurovision Song Contest last week in Copenhagen.

The duo have shot to stardom with their country-inspired ballad Calm after the storm, which has received high praise from both Eurovision fans and the press since their debut during the first semi-final where they placed first among all of the entries that evening. They went on to claim second place in the Grand Final on Saturday, winning top marks from a number of countries.

In a recent interview with Dutch broadcaster RTL, they thanked their many fans for the overwhelming support they have received, and saw the praise they received in British media when the Telegraph deemed their entry “a genuine hit” stating that their performance “may actually have given the world a song to remember”. If the current iTunes charts are any indication, they are well on their way to achieving that goal.

You can watch the interview below in Dutch:

What did you think of their performance and entry Calm after the storm? Here is the performance from the Grand Final on Saturday:

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