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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands (2008 – present)

Waylon (born 20 April 1980), is a singer from Apeldoorn, The Netherlands who became second in the Dutch television show ‘Holland’s Got Talent’ in 2008. In an interview he said he specifically chose this talent-show, because you immediately have a response from the audience, unlike Idols or X-Factor. “You can’t fool the audience”.

He is the first Dutch artist to be signed to Motown Records in 2009.

His debut album titled “Wicked Ways” was released on August 28 2009. It became platinum (it sold more than 50.000 copies) in The Netherlands. His debut single “Wicked Way” has been picked up by MTV and was the Radio 538 ‘Alarmschijf’. His second album, titled “After All” was released on November 4th, 2011.

In 2014 he and singer Ilse DeLange took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen as the Dutch entry. They formed the duo The Common Linnets and sang the country/bluegrass song “Calm After the Storm”. They came second with a total of 238 points behind Conchita Wurst from Austria. The song features on their debut album “The Common Linnets”, which was released in may 2014.

Waylon last performed with Delange at a concert on June 21, 2014 in Enschede, following which he left The Common Linnets in order to focus on his solo career. He released his third studio album “Heaven After Midnight” in september of the same year.


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  • michielVmusic

    My review on the new single Love Drunk:

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • iTylor

    Congratulations on succeeding the first semi final! We're all routing for you guys in the final!

    7 May 2014 Reply
  • LionH3art

    Super toffe gast!

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • barryvs

    Geweldige stem heeft deze man. Nummers zijn wel aardig, maar met een modernere Dozier/Holland/Dozier of Strong/Whitfield zou hij echt alles er uit kunnen halen.

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • YouriDH

    The Escapist is echt een fijn nummer!

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • kbeto

    Gotta love the raspiness in his voice! Good stuff.

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • irisssx3

    Saw him live in June 2009. He was so amazing live.

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • wolfsmagik

    So underrated

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • itsme211

    4-12 Paradiso live, wat een energie en wat een stem !! Echt super !! op naar het volgende life optreden !!

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • wolfsmagik

    A Dutch man with soul

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • hetismarloes

    heb hem gisteren live gezien ! wat een stem heeft die vent ! echt super

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ray__x

    waarom heeft destine meer listeners dan deze geweldenaar? ]:

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
  • sientjee

    Was heerlijk live (L)

    12 Sep 2010 Reply

    Cool! His songs are not so usual, and that makes me like him more! And his voice is amazing!! =]

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • fanoesss

    zag 'm gister bij de zomerfeesten in nijmegen en het was geweeeldig! echt een geweldige artiest!

    19 Jul 2010 Reply
  • MMarjolein

    Waylooonnn. <3 Saw him live, AMAZING. Haven't seen talent like this in the last 5 years. He loves what he is doing, sings like it's realy nothing to him, he enjoys and entertains the audience like no other. A real artist, as an artist should be. I have no doubt, this man will be known all over the world in no time. If not, the world doesn't know what real music is like.

    19 May 2010 Reply
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    16 May 2010 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    True production could be more in your face and bolder. But nevertheless, this guy does have a bright future ahead of him!

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    Veels te weinig shouts hier eigenlijk, kom op zeg! Tis toch een top zanger!

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • Yumny

    Not all Dutch contemporary music fits in like Caro Emerald's. Laura Jansen lacks vibe, Lisa Lois fades to the background, and this guy's music lacks any decent production.

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
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