Biography of Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper

Mia Nicolai is a Dutch singer-songwriter and actress born on March 7, 1996. Her parents are a lawyer and a Russian-born musician. She has been taking drama and ballet classes since she was three and learned to play the piano and violin. Nicolai released her first single in 2018, and her latest singles "People Pleaser" and "Dream Go" were released in 2021. She will represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with Dion Cooper, performing "Burning Daylight."

Dion Cooper is a Dutch singer-songwriter born on November 29, 1993. His father introduced him to various genres of music, and at 15, he started playing guitar and writing his own songs. Cooper participated in “The Voice of Holland” in 2015 and later released his debut EP "Too Young Too Dumb" in 2021.

The Song

Song: Burning Daylight
Writer(s): Dion Cuiper, Duncan de Moor, Jordan Garfield, Loek van der Grinten & Mia Nicolai
Composer(s): Dion Cuiper, Duncan de Moor, Jordan Garfield, Loek van der Grinten & Mia Nicolai
Broadcaster: AVOTROS

The Netherlands' 65th entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, "Burning Daylight," was chosen internally by broadcaster AVROTROS rather than through a national final. This approach has proven successful in the past, allowing for the selection of songs with an international appeal, such as the gentle and radio-friendly pop tune "Burning Daylight." The song's lyrics have a slightly dystopian quality, portraying the end of someone's former life.

I’m sorry I’m
Just human I’m losing myself
While chasing highs
And burning daylight
I’m scared that I’m
Falling behind
I'm losing myself

On the other hand, the melody of the song exudes hope and positivity. It's worth noting that the song was written by a talented team consisting of Duncan Laurence, Jordan Garfield, Mia Nicolai, and Dion Cooper.

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