A nice double surprise for Australian singer Dami Im: she was awarded with a gold record for her latest album Classic Carpenters, while her 2016 Eurovision song Sound of silence earned platinum status.
Austalian singer-songwriter Dami Im shared her joy on her official Facebook-page:
So excited to share my joy with you 🌸🌻 That my last album 'Classic Carpenters' has been certified Gold! And wait. also…
Classic Carpenters is a cover cover album, featuring some of the biggest hits by the american vocal duo The Carpenters. Dami Im released three successful cover songs from the album, (They long to be) Close to you, There’s a kind of hush (all over the world) and Yesterday once more.
Dami Im (Seoul, South-Korea, 1988) is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of South-Korean descent. She started playing piano from a young age, and emigrated with her family to Australia at age nine. After a career as a gospel singer in South-Korea, Dami Im’s main breakthrough came when she won the fifth season of the popular TV-show The X Factor Australia in 2013.
Dami Im represented Australia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden. With her song Sound of silence she won Semi-Final 2 with 330 points. In the Grand Final, Dami Im eventually reached the second place, winning the jury vote and placing fourth overall in the televote, earning 511 points, so far the highest score achieved by an Australian participant in the ESC.
Sound of silence became a hit across Europe and in Australia. Dami Im went on her highly successful Yesterday Once More-tour after Eurovision, and is currently working on new musical material.
Enjoy Dami Im performing Sound of silence during the Grand Final of Eurovision 2016 once again: