🇳🇱 Lay Your Weapons Down: new single by Ilse DeLange
THE NETHERLANDS – Ilse Annoeska de Lange is a Dutch country and pop singer, better known as Ilse DeLange (English spelling). As a member of The Common Linnets, she finished in second place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
In 2013, DeLange replaced Nick & Simon as a coach on The Voice of Holland for its fourth season alongside Marco Borsato, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Ali B (who replaced Roel van Velzen).
When the live shows started, DeLange released her second compilation album, called After The Hurricane. The first single Blue Bittersweet was written as a soundtrack for the Dutch movie “Het Diner” (“Dinner”) and charted to #8.
DeLange represented the Netherlands, with singer Waylon as The Common Linnets, during the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. They took second place after the winner Conchita Wurst from Austria.
She returned to The Voice of Holland as a coach for its fifth season in August. On January 15, 2015, it was announced that DeLange would be replaced as a coach for the sixth season of The Voice of Holland by Miss Montreal.
DeLange decided she wanted to spend more time on her international career with The Common Linnets. However, she was announced as the new coach for the fifth season of The Voice Kids, replacing Angela Groothuizen.
On December 7, 2017 it was revealed that DeLange would have a recurring role in the final season of the ABC/CMT musical-drama series Nashville.