The Common Linnets did a very brave thing at the Eurovision Song Contest

Let’s face it, the Eurovision Song Contest is a circus. And this year’s edition was no exception, except for one band: the Dutch band The Common Linnets. The song Calm After The Storm written by Ilse DeLange, JB Meijers, Rob Crosby, Matthew Crosby, Jake Etheridge was performed by Ilse de Lange and Waylon. They didn’t win the contest but ended up 2nd. Impressive!

They did not try to impress with epic visuals. They did not try to impress with epic singing. They even did not try to impress with an epic refrain. All they did is perform this very mellow country song with its intimate small hook.

Nothing spectacular, just a nice song that was nicely sung. Although Ilse de Lange and Waylon are superb singers they did not try to impress us with their singing. And that’s a great thing. The arrangement is a typical country arrangement including a pedal steel guitar. And maybe it’s the pedal steel guitar which introduced this feeling of melancholy. It reminded us of the past. When all music sounded like this. No fancy stuff. No theater stuff. When a simple song was all that mattered.

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One Response to The Common Linnets did a very brave thing at the Eurovision Song Contest

  1. Roel Wijnants May 13, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    Ze hebben een groot deel van de z.g.n kenners van het songfestival een flink poepie laten ruiken.
    Nu vind iedereen het een mooi liedje en natuurlijk het plaatje werkt ook mee maar een lied voel je met je hart niet met een camera.

    Zelf vond ik het gelijk een mooi lied het is alleen maar mooier geworden.
    Verder heb ik niets met het songfestival heb er niet naar gekeken.

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