Amsterdam native by birth and Los Angeles resident by choice, Mia Nicolai has become perhaps one of the most-discussed singers in the Netherlands this year. Last month, she and Dion Cooper represented their country at Eurovision and unfortunately crashed out of the semi-final. However, Mia is now ready for something new.
Back in March, the Dutch duo told us in a closed Google Meet interview that they were going to part ways after the contest. Both Mia and Dion had plans for solo careers in the making.
Mia has recently announced her first headline solo concert to take part in Amsterdam’s Melkweg venue. Next to that, she will be releasing a new single. By following her on Instagram, you can make out that Mia is currently spending a lot of time in the studio.
As she embarks on new projects, Mia is hoping it can be the start of a new chapter in her career.
Following a new wave of recent criticism on the Dutch effort in Liverpool, Mia uploaded a statement on Instagram in which she asked people “to leave Eurovision behind them”:
“How I look back [at Eurovision] is that it really was the most educative period of my life until now. Both positively and negatively. I am a real fighter and partially thanks to my partner in crime Dion and the way how we got through it, I have taken enormous power from it and as a result, I could give everything I had in Liverpool at that very moment. And of course, it was sad that my childhood dream of being in the final didn’t materialise. But I am not going to stop doing things and I am going to build towards other dreams with full energy!”
“I hope that everyone can leave Eurovision behind them again and that you can look forward! I hope to see you at the Melkweg and I can tell a secret already: take your dance shoes, because we will make a party of it!”
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The Netherlands at Eurovision 2024
Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has confirmed they are taking part in the contest next year in Sweden. However, unlike the recent few years, they haven’t opened their submission window yet. Instead, the television executives will first “evaluate” the result from the 2023 contest.
In essence, this could mean they might change their selection method. Ever since the spring of this year, the broadcaster has been put under public pressure to organise a national final. AVROTROS and its predecessors have not used such a selection ever since 2012, when the public chose Joan Franka.
Meanwhile, several acts have said they want to participate in Eurovision. Kris Kross Amsterdam stated they wanted to create a song for popular songstress Davina Michelle, while the group Goldband have also shown interest. And speaking of the devil: Mia Nicolai also wants to go again.
Are you excited for Mia Nicolai’s new material? Do you want to see her return to Eurovision? Or who else do you want to see represent the Netherlands in 2024? Let us know in the comments down below!