It’s been some ten years now since singer-songwriter Nielson took part in the TV talent show The Best Singer-Songwriter of the Netherlands. He didn’t win, but he did have a promising start with the hit Beauty & Brains. After that, he got himself back in the Top 40 again with the major hits Hoe (‘How’, a duet with Miss Montreal) and Sexy Als Ik Dans (‘Sexy When I Dance’). Nielson’s infectious rhythmic Nederpop has so far earned him three platinum albums and two Edisons for his album Diamant (‘Diamond’). It was his last album to date, although in 2021 another EP was released, Grijs (‘Grey’), under his real name Niels Littooij. He’s performed on just about every major pop and theatre stage, and all festivals – except Pinkpop. That’s all about to change right now, and not before time either!