2nd time lucky? Waylon to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision Song Contest

Waylon at the 2014 song contest. Photo: Albin Olsson via Wikimedia Commons

Dutch singer Waylon, who came second in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 as part of the Common Linnets, will represent the Netherlands at next year’s competition in Lisbon.

Television station AvroTros, which broadcasts the competition in the Netherlands, placed a short film online on Thursday full of clues about the identity of the next representative.

‘Who will represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal…? Guess who…’ the video said, before going on to feature Waylon’s distinctive tattoos and hat. The video also references the The Voice of Holland where Waylon is one of the coaches.

The Common Linnet’s Calm after the Storm was the best Dutch performance at Eurovision since 1975, when Teach In won with Ding a Dong.

Waylon’s entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be released next year.