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The Netherlands: The Common Linnets selected internally

”The Common Linnets”, the duet formed by Ilse DeLange & Waylon has been internally selected by TROS to represent The Netherlands at Eurovision 2014.

The announcement has been made public during a special press conference wich has taken place this morning in Wisseloord Studios in the Dutch city of Hilversum.

Ilse DeLange was born on May 13, 1977 in Almelo, Netherlands. She started her career at the age of 8 as a lip-synching artist, which won her several contests. De Lange drew greater attention after switching to a live repertoire in both regional and national talent shows in Hilversum (the Dutch city where most TV-programs are recorded). This helped her book some live-performances on national television. She formed a duo with guitarist Joop Liefland, who introduced her to country music.

Waylon is a Dutch pop singer with a retro soul- and rock-influenced style who rose to fame on the reality television show Holland’s Got Talent in 2008 prior to making his Top Five hit album debut with Wicked Ways in 2009. Born Willem Bijkerk on April 20, 1980, in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands, he named himself after his idol, American country music outlaw icon Waylon Jennings.

The song they will perform in Copenhague will be presented early March.

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos! I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision once (Malta 2014). Next stop -> Sofia 2015