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Top 5 Things about Waylon (Netherlands)

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 5, 2018 at 6:00 AM

1. Waylon´s real name is Willem Bijkerk and he was born in April1980 in Apeldroon in the Netherlands.

2. He represented the Netherlands with Ilse DeLange as The Common Linnets at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, finishing in second place in the final.

3. Waylon started his career in 1995 singing in the television program Telekids where he sang the chorus of the song "Harry Stallion."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cwSRVcuDIw

4. When he was 18 years old he received a phone call from his hero, Waylon Jennings, who invited him to come and work with him in Nashville USA. Unfortunately the country singer died in 2001, after which Waylon returned to The Netherlands.

5. Waylon took part in the first season of Holland's Got Talent on SBS 6 in 2008. He auditioned with the song "It's a Man's World" by James Brown. Waylon reached the final and finished second. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd_39SBasa4&list=PLl3VKrjuuygntRE8Is3m0fcB_NG4NNWbb



 

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