This is the first year Australia will have to fight its way out of the Semi Finals and qualify to the big night which is daunting for any nation.
Dami Im is a superb choice to take on that formidable task with her Fairytale backstory that Europe will adore; teaching herself English from pop songs of the Spice Girls et al.
Im’s remarkable voice, her promise to be Fashion Forward on stage and the surprisingly good mid-tempo power ballad from the incredible writing team of DNA already has Europe asking “so, what happens if Australia wins?”.
“The Sound of Silence” could prove to be the sound of victory!
Watch Dami Im's official video for 'Sound of Silence':
Four Questions with Dami Im
What are the three most interesting aspects about the Australian entry?
- Dami is the first Korean Australian to enter Eurovision
- Original song recorded, written and produced by Australians
- She will be bring a unique and fashion-forward look to the Eurovision stage
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
- I have a degree in Classical Piano. I spent my childhood being called a child prodigy in piano, but I knew deep down that my heart was in pop music and chose to become a pop singer instead.
- I came to Australia when I was 9 with no English then learnt to speak through listening to Pop music like the Spice Girls and Mariah Carey and started recording my singing on my laptop.
- I was the first Asian to win the X Factor Australia.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
I like to drink coconut water to calm my nerves and say a little pray and remind myself that I was born to do this!
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
All my life I felt like I didn't belong anywhere. I remember the first time I watched Eurovision with my friends, I thought that is where I belong. The amazing vocals, the elaborate costumes, everything was crazy but it was perfect. Being a part of it is like a dream come true. Eurovision brings people together through music.