Live Blog – Eurovision 2018 second semi final

It's time for 'Fanning's Folly II - This time it's personal' - and another one of those fancy little live blogs that OnEuropean visitors...

Netherlands – they listened …

There has been lots of press over the last few days that focussed on how this song was staged, rather than the song itself....

Country rock doesn’t need back flips

No ruddy Superbock in the Fan slash Press tent, I’ll be writing to my MP. So back ready for Waylon, sorry Wilhem, but the...

Netherlands – Everyone’s got a little WTF in them?

Dear AVROTROS. Waylon had a perfectly serviceable song. He could have sung this on his own in faux cowboy gear and a stetson with...

Everybody’s got a little Bet Lynch in ’em

Waylon has been inspired by American country rock for this musically. Visually he’s been inspired by British soap opera, as he’s wearing the kind...

29 April – In a night of neon and the smell...

Cohorts of mine are in Lisbon. I might be, but then again I might be in Võromaa again. It's easy to confuse the two. But...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 30 – NETHERLANDS

Outlaw in ‘Em by Waylon Waylon’s the male half of The Common Linnets, the Dutch country duo who surprised just about everyone when they finished...

Phils Eurovision Countdown – Part 33 – Netherlands

I was on the radio the other day with the sainted Alisdair from OGAE UK, and the equally divine Lisa-Jayne Lewis from ESCInsight, both of...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Netherlands

Much as the Irish love their male-voiced ballads, the Dutch have set themselves up as 'that flat bit of Europe that brings country music...

2 April – So I’m lying in bed

You want to make an impression on a stage? Make your outfit memorable. Even more so if your song isn't. It's a golden rule. I'm...