Good news for Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper! Their Eurovision entry “Burning Daylight” has won the title of Alarmschijf on Dutch radio station Q Music. Therefore, the song will receive extra attention and airplay in the upcoming week.
Unique feat for a Eurovision release
“Burning Daylight” becoming the Q Music Alarmschijf is good news for Mia Nicolai and her partner in crime Dion. It means Q Music, one of the leading radio station in the Netherlands, will give the song more airplay in the upcoming week. The extra attention will, normally also lead to an increase in streaming and sales numbers. As a result of that, the song is expected to make its début on the official charts next week. Only a handful of Alarmschijven failed to make it onto the Top 40 in its 54 years of history.
Becoming the Alarmschijf so quickly after its release is a unique feat for a Eurovision entry. The two most recent Alarmschijven that were Eurovision entries were both UK entries. Both “Love Shine A Light” and “Space Man” became the Alarmschijf after the Eurovision Song Contest in May. The last time a Dutch entry became the Alarmschijf before the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 1996: Maxine & Franklin Brown achieved it with “De Eerste Keer”.
“Burning Daylight” by Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper
After months of waiting since they were announced as the Dutch representatives for Liverpool, Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper released the song they will be taking to Liverpool on Wednesday.
“Burning Daylight“. premiered on the official Eurovision YouTube channel on Wednesday evening. At the same time, the song premiered on Dutch television. The song was written by Nicolai and Cooper, as well as Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence and his fiancé Jordan Garfield.
Mia Nicolai with another chance…
“Burning Daylight” is not Mia Nicolai’s only possibility to make it to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool. She has also co-written a song in Moldova’s national final Etapa Națională. “When Love’s Real” by Corina Ivanov was written by Mia Nicolai and Mike Connaris. The duo will find out on tonight whether Corina will be singing their song at Eurovision this May.
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