The rehearsal performance started in the dark, slowly zooming in on Waylon and what appeared to be four band members playing guitar and drums.
As soon as the verse after the first chorus kicks in, however, two of the band members lose their instruments for a dance style called krumping. Halfway through the song, all four begin dancing, giving even more of a kick to the already powerful song. Combined with flashing lights reminiscent of an old school rock vibe, there is an undeniably compelling contrast of sights and sounds in the performance.
Outlaw In Em was written and composed by Waylon, Ilya Toshinskiy and Jim Beaver.
Eurovision.tv caught up with Waylon after his first rehearsal: "It was pretty hectic, you have to get your in-ears done, the sound has to be good, and everybody has to find their spot on stage. We did it four times; the first two times were tricky, the last two were pretty good. I have a good feeling about it!"
And of course, we saw the ?? news on Waylon's Instagram and congratulated him: "I'm going to be a daddy! And that is my trophy. Whoever brings home the trophy, I already got mine."
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