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Pretty soon one of Australia’s most anticipated television viewing events will hit our screens. We are of course talking about the Eurovision Song Contest. With so many countries and so much talent, it is understandable that we as Australian’s were itching to have a chance at this prestigious competition. Even though Australia is not part of Europe, our passion for Eurovision saw the organisers grant Australia ‘honorary’ European status in 2015. Guy Sebastian, the winner of Australian idol in season one (and a global sensation) was Australia’s first entry into the music competition; one of the longest running television shows to date, first airing in 1956.
Australia was guaranteed a chance to win last year, as our wild card entry catapulted Guy straight into the finals. While it was all very exciting to see one of our own up there competing for a title held only by the most talented of acts in Europe (See lordi and Conchita Wurst), this year we are going to have to fight for our position just like every other country in the competition.
Enter Dami Im.
In 2016 Australia has entered 2013 X factor winner Dami Im to represent Australia during the Eurovision song contest. As this is a songwriting contest we must make mention of Australia’s entry Sound of Silence written by Australian hit makers DNA Songs. The writing team have written for some of the biggest names in the pop industry and this power ballad, anthemic in sound is set to showcase Dami’s impressive vocal capabilities and to captivate the Eurovision community. Eurovision airs on SBS at 7.30pm on Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 of May with live early morning broadcasts on Wednesday 11, Friday 13 and Sunday 15 May.
For people who have recently relocated here from Europe this might come as a welcomed surprise to know that Australian’s go crazy for Eurovision. For those who are living in Australia from non-European backgrounds then prepare for a shock as in the next few weeks as your news feeds are inundated with articles and predictions for the next winner of the Eurovision song contest.