Dami Im, the Australian representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has described her personal journey from her home town of Brisbane, Logan all the way to Stockholm in March in a very honest and personal article by the Brisbane Times.
Dami Im won the 2013 edition of the Australian X Factor and has since grown to become a household name in the country. Originally from South Korea, she migrated to Brisbane with her mother and brother to stay with her uncle whilst her father stayed behind in South Korea to work and earn money for the family.
The article talks of Logan in Brisbane where Dami shares her home with husband Noel. Im talks about her rise to stardom and how she will handle the challenge of appearing on the Eurovision stage to represent her country in May.
It’s really crazy, it’s unbelievable how my life turned out really. I feel very lucky to be doing what I love and to be representing my country as a new Australian, its a big honour for me.
The article also deals with how Dami Im copes with the pressures of fame and her love of cookery which she uses to relax as it takes her away from the intense media attention she has received internationally since being announced as the 2016 Australian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.
If I have enough energy I try to cook something, some Korean food. I find cooking really therapeutic.
Dami Im has just released her new album of Carpenter’s covers and will undertake a national Australian tour in July.
You can again appreciate her majestic ballad Sound of silence here as she continues to win over the fans and enters the contest as one of the hot favourites to lift the grand prix in May.
Dami Im is the second ever contestant to fly the flag for the antipodean nation at the Eurovision Song Contest. Australia were always passive avid followers of the grand prix and they achieved a very respectable 5th position with their debut entry Tonight again, performed by Guy Sebastian last year in Vienna.