The 2016 Australian Eurovision representative Dami Im has released her Eurovision entry!
Australian national broadcaster SBS revealed last week that Dami Im would fly the Aussie flag at the forthcoming 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
Dami Im was selected via an internal selection in order to represent Australia at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. She will defend the Aussie colours in Stockholm with her Eurovision entry Sound of Silence.
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.
Mr. Paul Clarke, Australian Head of Delegation and Director of Blink TV, SBS’s Eurovision production partner is very pleased with the song:
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!
David Musumeci & Anthony Egizii of DNA Songs are delighted to behind Dami’s Eurovision entry:
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 sing our song to represent Australia, and share the stage that brought us superstars such as ABBA and Celine Dion. To have our song received on such a world stage is a dream come true.
About Dami Im
Dami Im is a Korean born artist who was raised in Queensland, Australia and has gained much fame name and recognition in Australia both in the Aussie television and music industry.
Australia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 with Guy Sebastian and is yet to win the event. 2016 will mark the country’s 2nd Eurovision participation.
The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 10, 12 and 14 May at the Globen Arena in Stockholm.