TEL AVIV 2019 ■ Eurovision Afterthoughts from a Dutchman

So, the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest is now already 1,5 weeks behind us! For a Dutch Eurovision aficionado like me PED (Post Eurovision Depression) still needs to kick in. Because let’s face it, watching your nation win the contest a 5th time is something special. It has always been one of my biggest wishes, a bucket list so to say. And only now, as I write these after-thoughts, I start to realize how incredibly wonderful winning actually is. The Netherlands had its severe ups and downs, of which the period 2000 – 2012 for Dutch Eurovision fans could still be perceived as a punishment with Biblical proportions. By: Gert Waterink

Lees verder

Advertenties

TEL AVIV 2019 ■ From Emotions To Winning

When you realize that working in a team is a bit of a difficulty for you and that, even with great hobbies like Eurovision, you are being ousted or you ‘oust’ yourself for the sake of peace and tranquillity, you get this dreadful feeling inside your stomach. As a kid I would have normally broke out in tears. And I tell you, I was a very sensitive boy, hence I cried a lot. So many other people with similar interests to mine, both hobby-wise as well as sexually, know that bullying only facilitated those wet eyes more.  ■ By: Gert Waterink

Lees verder

TEL AVIV 2019 ■ Staging Tips ‘Arcade’ (Duncan Laurence)

Yesterday something happened, something this Dutchman hasn’t seen in a very long time. The Dutch Eurovision entry was released. Probably in the same low-key manner as in previous years: presenting the song in the Dutch early-night talk show “De Wereld Draait Door” (translation: As The World Turns, no kidding). The show has now become the podium for all internally chosen Dutch Eurovision entries. It was used by Anouk, The Common Linnets, Trijntje (Traincha), Douwe Bob, OG3NE, Waylon, and now Duncan Laurence.By: Gert Waterink

Lees verder

LISSABON 2018 ■ Recensie ‘Outlaw In ‘Em’ (Waylon)

Binnen de fan community wordt Waylon helaas gezien als die andere, mindere, instabielere helft van The Common Linnets. In 2014 waren het voornamelijk Ilse deLange en regisseur Hans Pannecoucke die alle credits kregen voor die fantastische 2e plaats. Waylon (Willem Bijkerk) was ‘erbij gevraagd’. Daags na het succesvolle optreden in Kopenhagen werd de hashtag #WaarisWaylon de wereld in geholpen. Geruchten over drugs en ruzie kregen weer de overhand, omdat bij daaropvolgende optredens van The Common Linnets Waylon niet aanwezig was. ■ Door: Gert Waterink

Lees verder