Dami Im will perform her new song 'Sound of Silence' as Australia's representative at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in May.
11 Mar 2016 - 6:02 AM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2016 - 10:46 AM

This powerful mid-tempo track has an anthemic feel and a big, catchy chorus to fill the arena in Stockholm, and will allow Dami to showcase her signature vocals and style as an artist to make an unforgettable impact on the Eurovision stage.

 

Sound of Silence is released worldwide today by Sony Music and available for purchase now.  

 

Dami says, “the first time I heard Sound of Silence I knew it was the perfect song for me to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest."

 

"There are many ways to interpret the meaning around a song, but one theme that I relate to in Sound of Silence is that of disconnection and being away from the people in my life that I love.

 

"We live in a world where it is easy to be connected every minute of the day but along with this connection you can feel alone and isolated. I can’t wait to perform it live in Stockholm and connect with a whole new audience.”

 

 

Sound of Silence is written by Australian hit makers DNA Songs (David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii) who have written for some of the biggest names in pop music, including Ricky Martin, Jessica Mauboy, Nathaniel, Delta Goodrem, Timomatic and The Veronicas as well as penning Dami Im’s X-Factor winner’s single ‘Alive’.

 

Denis Handlin, AM Chairman & CEO, Australia & NZ, President Asia, Sony Music Entertainment says "Dami is an exceptional Australian artist with her success recognised through multiple ARIA accreditations and her achievements across Asia."

 

"It is such an exciting opportunity for Dami to be the second contestant for Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest. Her selection is a testament to her dedication, show-stopping voice and dynamic artistry."

 

Dami's debuted a first look at her new song on The Feed on Thursday night, see the video below of her also chatting to Jan Fran and Marc Fennell. 

 

“Dami is an artist that will capture the world’s attention and win the hearts of Europe, with Sound Of Silence the perfect song for her. We are delighted to be partnering with Michael Ebeid and SBS along with Paul Clarke from Blink TV again this year.  I am very proud that Dami has the opportunity to showcase her incredible talent with the rest of the world.”

Relive the moment that Dami was announced as Australia's newest representative onstage at the Sydney Opera House by Conchita Wurst and Guy Sebastian:

 

 

Paul Clarke, Australian Head of Delegation and Director of Blink TV, SBS's Eurovision production partner, says“Sound of Silence is a cracker of a song and it was wonderful to work closely with David and Anthony from DNA."

 

"It really plays to Dami’s vulnerability in the verses and shows her awesome vocal power in the chorus. It’s a perfect song to create something eye-catching for the Eurovision stage with dramatic staging and lighting. That’s all underway, and it’s getting very exciting.”

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David Musumeci & Anthony Egizii of DNA Songs says: "Sound Of Silence is about feelings of nostalgia, distance and missing the one you love. It’s about how chasing your dreams can sweep you up in a wild rollercoaster ride and take you away from those closest to you. It explores the irony in how the ride can lose its lustre if you can’t share it with the person you love the most.

 

“It’s an absolute privilege and delight to have Dami Im represent Australia singing our song at Eurovision and share the stage that has brought us superstars such as Abba and Celine Dion. To have our song received on such a world stage is a dream come true.”

 

The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on SBS’s Eurovision Weekend - Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Grand Final Sunday 15 May, 7.30pm on SBS, and LIVE early morning broadcasts from 11 May.

 

Follow the SBS Eurovision website for all the latest Eurovision gossip. 

 

Join the conversation at #SBSEurovision and follow the official SBS Eurovision Facebook page here.

 

Sound of Silence is released worldwide today by Sony Music and available for purchase now on iTunes. 

 

The full version is available hereThe Eurovision edit is available here. 

 

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