Dutch public broadcaster AVROTROS revealed that Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper will release their entry to the Contest on the 1st of March. The name of the song has also been revealed as “Burning Daylight”.
Mia & Dion playing with shadows
After they were internally selected in November, work for the song Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper will perform has been ongoing. Now, AVROTROS revealed a sneak peek for the music video which will accompany the song reveal. This reveal will take place on Wednesday at 19:15 CET. International fans can watch the music video on the official Eurovision Youtube channel. In addition, local Dutch fans can also listen to the reveal on NPO 1.
Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper will represent the Netherlands, following in S10’s footsteps. She represented the country in Turin with her song ‘De Diepte’. Mia & Dion were internally selected by AVROTROS in November 2022. Mia & Dion’s track – “Burning Daylight” – is written by Mia and Dion themselves. However, the song is also written by former Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence, alongside Jordan Garfield.
The Netherlands’ Eurovision journey
The Netherlands is one of the founding countries of the ESC, having performed the very first song ever on the Eurovision stage back in 1956. While the result of “De Vogels van Holland” is unknown, the Netherlands have clocked 5 wins, with their most recent in 2019. However the Netherlands are also known to have had the longest ever non qualification streak in the Semi final era- they missed out on the final a whopping 8 times between 2005-2012. The most recent Dutch entry to the Contest was in 2022, when S10 represented the nation with “De Diepte” – the first song in Dutch in over 12 years. The Netherlands qualified for the final, where it reached 11th place, with 171 points from the juries and televoters.
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News Source: AVROTROS
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