British singer and TV personality Alesha Dixon (44) is one of this week’s presenters at the semi-finals and final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool. In the Netherlands we haven’t heard her name for years, but she may still sound familiar to you.
Dixon broke through in 2001 as a member of the girl group Mis-Teeq, according to local media, the British answer to the successful American formation Destiny’s Child. The group, which also included Sabrina Washington and Su-Elise Nash, had modest success in the Netherlands with roll over (31 in the Top 40). The trio released two successful albums before their record company went bankrupt in 2005 and they decided to part ways.
Alesha signed a record deal and tried on her own, but with so little success that the company dropped her. Her popularity took off again when she competed in the immensely popular Strictly come dancethe british version of dancing with the stars. She won the show in 2007 and still landed a record deal elsewhere.
An extremely contagious laugh.
led to the coup The boy does nothing, which he wrote with the renowned producer collective Xenomania, which has also contributed to hits for Cher, Kylie Minogue and Pet Shop Boys, among others. The song with the backing chorus was also a hit in the Netherlands and was in the Top 40 for thirteen weeks. After that it died down here, but he remained a household name in England.
Alesha became a member of the jury in Strictly come dancethat he left for the competition after three seasons: he has already been a member of the jury for eleven years Brittany’s Got Talent, whose successful or crazy auditions regularly go around the world. He also hosted all kinds of great shows, like the local version of Dance Dance Dancewith our own Timor Steffens on the jury.
In her own country, Dixon is also known for her particularly contagious laugh:
What time exactly do Mia and Dion perform?
Tune in just before 22:10 so you don’t miss Mia and Dion’s performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. Around 11:00 p.m. we will know if the Netherlands advance to the final.
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