The Netherlands: Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper will represent the country at Eurovision 2023!

All of sudden AVROTROS announced some minutes ago its representatives at Eurovision 2023. Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper will wave the Dutch flag in Liverpool, with a song composed by Duncan Laurence and Jordan Garfield. Mia and Dion are the third artist that have been revealed for Eurovision 2023!

Their potential was spotted by Eurovision (2019) winner Duncan Laurence and songwriter Jordan Garfield, who brought them together. The four then wrote a song that impressed the selection committee and they were chosen, unanimously, to be the Dutch offering for the 2023 Contest.

 Eric van Stade, general director at broadcaster AVROTROS, speaking on behalf of the selection committee:

‘We received a lot of songs this year, especially from young talent, which is a great development. Dion Cooper and Mia Nicolai are themselves unconventional young talents, as well as songwriters with a story to tell. The selection committee were, without exception, very positive about their song, in which their voices work together beautifully. Though we can’t say too much now about the song, we can say it’s a song that’s distinctive, outspoken and meaningful, and we have no doubt will stand out in a positive sense from the field of Eurovision contestants.’


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 Mia and Dion released a statement expressing their excitiment to be participating in Eurovision: 

‘The Eurovision Song Contest is the place where people can see what you have to offer as an artist. After all these years of hard work, translating our feelings into music, this is a great opportunity to tell our story on such a large scale. It feels fantastic and a little unreal that the AVROTROS selection committee has chosen our song, but we’re ready to share something really positive with Europe.’

Their song will be released in the next few months!

About Mia Nicolai

Music has been a big part of the 26-year-old Mia’s life from an early age. She began taking violin and piano lessons when she was just three, and had a very creative upbringing which included drama, ballet, music and storytelling.

Mia finds inspiration in artists like David Bowie, but more than anything in the free expression of creativity and merging of different art forms.

 One of life’s genuine go-getters, she’s always had the courage to pursue her dreams. After Melbourne, London, Mexico and New York, she has now settled in Los Angeles.

 Her debut single Set Me Free reflects on travel and her need for complete freedom. Mia shows time and again how her big dreams are coming true, one step at a time. In November 2020, she released a second single Mutual Needs, which was immediately picked up internationally with a premiere in America on the famous Zane Lowe Radio show.


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About Dion Cooper

The dream of becoming a musician started for 28-year-old Dion when he was just four. His father was a drummer in his spare time and raised Dion musically on the likes of Toto, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. He picked up a guitar for the first time when he was fifteen and hasn’t let go of it since.

In the years that followed he began singing and writing his own music. His quest to find his artistic self went hand-in-hand with a conscious choice also to seek personal growth. This parallel of personal and professional development are reflected in his first EP Too Young Too Dumb.(2021).

He describes his sound as Bryan Adams meets Harry Styles.

Do you think The Netherlands with Mia and Dio can do well in Eurovision 2023? Tell us in the comments below!

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