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With Waylon charismatic stage presence, Douwe Bob's 11th is well within reach and potentially beatable.
Following a 5-day previewing of his potential Eurovision entries, Waylon has finally made his choice for Lisbon.
Waylon will perform Outlaw In ‘Em in the first half of semi-final 2.
Semi-final 2 is turning into a mini rock-fest with Netherlands, Romania and Hungary sending different sub-genres for rock fans to enjoy. Outlaw In ‘Em is by far the most jury and radio friendly of the bunch and should see the Netherlands fight for another respectable finish in May.
Country-Rock isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I think it’s at the more palatable end of the rock spectrum for average viewers. Mixed with Waylon charismatic stage presence, Douwe Bob’s 11th is well within reach and potentially beatable.
With Pannecoucke appointed to look after staging again this year, I would be aiming for an edgy monochrome palette with lots of lens flare and wind to give it that live concert feel. Also lots of ultra closeups on Waylon from different angles like we saw from Oscar Zia a few years back. There’s a lot of potential to extract from Outlaw In ‘Em!
For now it’s waiting to see what they come up with in May’s rehearsals.
Can Waylon gunsling his way into the final?