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Netherlands: Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper release 'Burning Daylight'

01 March 2023 at 19:15 CET
Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper will represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest with their entry ‘Burning Daylight’. The duo describes the song as 'an ode to life’s falling and getting up again.

Mia and Dion wrote the song together with Eurovision 2019 champion Duncan Laurence, Jordan Garfield and Loek van der Grinten. 

They wanted the song to carry a personal message:

‘As humans, we all have our unique problems and challenges, many of which are universal: a relationship ending, losing a loved one, being stuck in the wrong job, stress, or simply feeling a bit messed up. Sometimes it feels like you’re on a dead-end street and days drift by without purpose. But it’s precisely when the old ways aren’t working and your back’s to the wall that you have that opportunity for growth, for something new. Say goodbye to that old life in which you don't feel so great anyway – Goodbye, old life.’

Burning Daylight premiered at Remastered Rotterdam, with the latest audio-visual technology and a large LED screen, and family, friends and press in attendance. For the first-time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, the video was played in Virtual Production. 

Mia and Dion will represent the Netherlands in the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday 9 May.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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