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Davina Michelle
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Davina Michelle opening for Pink, 2019
Background information
Birth name Michelle Davina Hoogendoorn
Born 12 November 1995 (1995-11-12) (age 25)
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Occupation(s) Singer, youtuber
Years active 2016-present
YouTube information
Genre music
Subscribers 1.25 million
Total views 152 million
Subscriber and view counts updated as of 3 December 2020.

Michelle Davina Hoogendoorn (born 12 November 1995), known by her stage name Davina Michelle, is a Dutch singer and YouTuber. She lives in Capelle aan den IJssel. Her cover of the song "Duurt Te Lang" reached the number 1 spot in the Dutch Top 40, the Mega Top 50 and the Dutch Single Top 100.

Career

Idols

In 2016, Hoogendoorn participated in the fifth season of Idols. During her audition, she sang Jessie J's song "Nobody's Perfect", after which she went on to the theater round and the duet round, where she was eliminated.

YouTube

In February 2017, Hoogendoorn started her own YouTube-channel under her pseudonym Davina Michelle, where she would upload her cover version of an English-language song every week. On 21 August 2017, she posted her cover of "What About Us" by the American singer Pink. In October, Glamour posted a video review by Pink where she called the cover amazing and said "That's better than I will ever sound". Hoogendoorns video went viral, after which she performed multiple times in TV programs like RTL Late Night and De Wereld Draait Door and in various venues in the United States. As of June 2020, the video has over 17 millions views and Hoogendoorn’s own channel has over 1 million subscribers.

She also got to open for Pink during her Beautiful Trauma Tour in The Hague in 2019.

In December 2017, Hoogendoorn published the single Ga in cooperation with the Efteling and Sterre (played by Lilo van den Bosch). It served as the official soundtrack for the musical Sprookjessprokkelaar, created by the Efteling.

Beste Zangers (eng. Best Singers) and debut single

In 2018, Hoogendoorn participated in the eleventh season of the AVROTROS-show Beste Zangers. In the fifth episode, she performed a cover of the song '"Duurt Te Lang" by rapper Glen Faria (also known as MC Fit). Two days after broadcasting, this song reached the first place of most downloaded songs on iTunes. Later in 2018 it reached the number 1 spot in the Dutch Top 40, the Mega Top 50 and the Dutch Single Top 100. In November 2018, the single was certified gold.

Eurovision Song Contest

On 18 May 2021 Hoogendoorn performed her new single "Sweet Water" at the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, held in her birth city Rotterdam, as part of an interval act titled "The Power of Water" alongside Dutch actress Thekla Reuten.

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions
NL
40
NL
100
BEL
(FL)

NL
2000
"Duurt te lang" 2018 1 1 51 144
"Skyward" 2019 7 21 1611
"Hoe het danst"
with Marco Borsato and Armin van Buuren
1 2 1 375
"Better Now" 19 60
"Beat Me" 2020 9 18
"17 miljoen mensen"
with Snelle
1 1 60
"My Own World" 17 46
"Liar" 39 tip20
"Nobody Is Perfect" 2021 26 49
"Sweet Water" 13 29
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.
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