Eurovision 2023: The Netherlands’ First Rehearsal!

The Liverpool Arena is busier than ever with the Dutch representatives Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper rehearsing their 2023 entry “Burning Daylight”.

Everything about Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper

Mia Nicolai is an Amsterdam-born Dutch singer who is mostly based in Los Angeles.She kicked off her music career in 2018 with the release of a cover of Glenn Miller’s song “At Last” and has released an array of commercial singles ever since.

Dion Cooper is a Dutch singer who first rose to prominence with his participation in the sixth season of the Voice of Holland in 2015.He released an EP in 2021 and is set to represent the Netherlands this year with the song “Burning Daylight”,co-written with Duncan Laurence among others.

The Rehearsal

Well, this is sad and dreamy and uplifting all at the same time. Mia and Dion are on a small revolving stage, and it creates a beautiful effect as they move around each other against the backdrop of spotlights in the arena. It’s a complex camera set-up that makes the whole performance feel really intimate – if you’re watching live in the arena next week, you should definitely watch the video version too, because it presents a completely different perspective. They are both vocal powerhouses, and the harmonies are really quite special – you can see their costumes on the backstage picture below.

@eurovision Haunting, mesmerising, and enchanting stuff from Mia & Dion 🥺🧡 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Mia Nicolai @Dion Cooper ♬ original sound – Eurovision

Corinne Cumming – EBU

Sarah Louise Bennett – EBU

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Netherlands: Selection committee revealed for Eurovision 2023!

Two new members are joining the committee that will determine the Dutch participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 . AVROTROS will again internally select the singer and song for the competition. Since 2014, a committee has been formed to select the participant.

DJ and music expert Carolien Borgers and Eurovision expert Hila Noorzai participate in the committee this year . Carolien and Hila replace Coen Swijnenberg and Joyce Hoedelmans who have been on the committee for the past three years. The committee members remain unchanged and are:

  • Eric van Stade – Director General AVROTROS
  • Cornald Maas – Eurovision commentator and expert
  • Jan Smit – Commentator and presenter
  • Sander Lantinga – Radio DJ

General Director of AVROTROS Eric van Stade commented:

That young talented artists have just as much chance of being selected as an established name is apparent from the artists who have performed on the largest music stage in Europe on behalf of the Netherlands in recent years. The committee really selects on the basis of the best and most suitable song and I am happy that Carolien and Hila are supporting us in this difficult choice.

AVROTROS  is currently seeking the country’s participation in Eurovision 2023, requesting :

An entry with preferably a contemporary, but in any case authentic sound. A song that is able to survive in a competition. By a Dutch artist who can and wants to present a personal song in a distinctive way, in any genre, and if possible a personal story.

The rules that submissions must meet are:

  • The song is convincingly distinctive and meets the above description.
  • A maximum of three songs can be submitted.
  • The song cannot have been commercially released before 1 September 2022.
  • The song cannot exceed three minutes in length.

S10 represented the Netherlands at Eurovision 2022 with “De diepte” , the first Dutch song in the contest since 2010. They finished  11th  in the Grand Final with 171 points.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Dutch participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!