The talented Korean-Australian songstress who stole our hearts by winning X Factor in 2013 has been rocking the world stage at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. On early Friday morning (our time), she progressed to the grand final with her song The Sound of Silence.
Dami wowed the crowd in a sparkling silver gown that would put Elsa to shame at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
In true humble Dami style, the 27-year-old was overjoyed and shocked to hear that she would be moving forward in the competition. Dami proudly waved the Australian flag as she and her support group (including husband Noah) welcomed the amazing news.
In a statement provided to Style, Dami said, “It was such an adrenaline rush to perform on the Eurovision stage tonight. I could feel the crowd in the arena behind me and I really gave my performance everything I had.
“The support here from fans in Stockholm and everyone back in Australia, especially my Dami Army, has been incredible. I hope I do Australia proud in the Grand Final.”
Fans and supporters of the Queenslander (known as the Dami Army) took to social media to share their excitement, with one user writing: “Congrats Dami Im you are awesome and gorgeous! You'll have my vote in the final”, while another added: “So proud of Dami but we knew you were amazing and could do it.”
Last week, Dami gave Vogue Australia a sneak peek at her gown and revealed: “Since I’m representing Australia at Eurovision I thought it was important I wear something designed by an Australian designer.”
The stunning, bespoke ensemble was created by Australia’s Steven Khalil. Everyone was blown away by its intricate beading and embellishments and dramatic off-the-shoulder sleeve. With Dami’s powerful voice and the resplendent gown, she was truly a shining star on the Eurovision stage.
Haven’t seen the video yet? Check it out.
Dami will now face off against 15 other countries such as, Latvia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, Italy and Serbia for the grand final round. The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest grand final will be broadcast live on SBS at 5am on Sunday, May 15 and again at 7.30pm.
While we can’t vote for our own country, we’re sure the world will vote for our Dami! Or at least we can hassle our friends and rellies overseas to join the Dami Army.