Danish-born singer, songwriter and topliner, AMANDA THOMSEN has been around music her whole life. Professionally trained from the age of 8, her craft is groomed and developed in the most traditional of formats. At the age of 12, she was hired by X-Factor DK to sing the opening tune at the finals in front of 40.000 people at Telia Parken Stadium. At the age of 16, she was offered a label deal, but felt she wasn’t ready to expose herself in a way that didn’t comply with her integrity. During her high school years, she made her mark in the jazz community in Denmark. She performed over 250 concerts with jazz icon, Niels Lan Doky, touring Scandinavia and Asia, performing with various artists like Brian McKnight, Dave Weckl, Debbie Sledge, Jeff “Tain” Watts and more. Through this breadth of live experience, her vocal chops were trained immensely and she excelled in interpreting the songs of the artists that she had always admired. But after years of being an interpreter, Amanda slowly started to feel a hunger for writing her own original material as an artist. On longer stays in New York and Los Angeles in 2018 and 2019 she met a wide range of American songwriters and producers and being constantly surrounded by new creative minds, she threw herself into writing and began collaborating in the studio with an international cast of writers and producers. Starting to carve out her own sound and finding her inner writing voice, she’s recently signed a publishing deal with GL Music, where she’s already seen a successful placement with Italy/San Marino Eurovision contestant Senhit’s record, “Breathe”, which had 4.3 mm YouTube views in the first 4 weeks. She’s also become one of Denmark’s go-to topliners for K-Pop sessions. 2021 has writing trips scheduled in Stockholm, London, and Los Angeles alongside digital sessions she’s completing during the Corona crisis. Amanda also studies vocal coaching at the Anne Rosing Instituttet in Denmark, and besides writing songs for others, Amanda is also currently preparing her own artist project under the name of AYA MAI.