Dami Im has given an emotional thank you to her fans following a powerhouse performance of her song 'Sound of Silence' at the Eurovision Grand Final in Stockholm today.
Brett Mason, Chris Zeiher

15 May 2016 - 10:40 AM  UPDATED 15 May 2016 - 5:45 PM

Only hours after leaving the Eurovision green room as the runner up to the world’s largest singing competition Dami Im appeared relaxed and visibly relieved that the craziness of the week has finally come to an end. 

“The crowd was incredible and I was enjoying the moment” she said.  “It was so crazy”.

“My parents were with me the whole time on the couch” Im said referring to her entourage in the televised “Green Room”. 

And as the votes were read Im laughed, “I was not all that nervous” she offered. 

It was like “scratching the Lotto, [ticket] one at a time” as the 12 points came in to each nation.

And those votes came in thick and fast for Im’s powerful performance of “The Sound of Silence”.  

“I’m flattered that the professionals gave me the highest votes” Im said of her entry topping the combined Jury vote of all nations.  “I was not expecting anything that high” she mused.

And of the new voting announcement Im herself was a fan.  “That was the fun part about this whole thing” she said.   “Everyone had a chance.”

“I am just grateful that Australia was happy to send me as their representative” Im gushed.    “I want to shed light on Australia as a multicultural place, accepting of immigrants like me.”

“I hope it created a good image of Australia” she said.  “I miss Australia.  I miss my friends back home”.

Don’t worry Dami you’ll be welcomed home with open arms and huge applause.

Rewatch Dami's incredible performance from Semi Final 1, below:


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