Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Australia – “Sound Of Silence” By Dami Im

damiimEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Australia song is called “Sound Of Silence” and is performed by Dami Im.

ARTIST

Australia participates in the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time ever and with their first female participant. Dami Im was born in South Korea and moved to Australia at the age 9. A classically trained pianist, she won the X Factor in 2013 and the hearts of the Australian public, building a successful career thanks to her remarkable voice.

Like all great stories, Dami Im’s life sounds a lot like a fairy tale. There’s a certain amount of struggle, a determination to succeed and then the joys that success itself eventually brings. Dami was born in South Korea, she moved to Brisbane, Australia with her family when she was 9.

A classically trained pianist, she learnt how to speak English through listening to pop songs. Dami arrived in the spotlight seemingly out of nowhere in 2013, taking out the X Factor crown. Her astonishing voice and transformation into a fully-fledged pop performer won the hearts of the Australian public. More success followed as Dami earned a number one album with Dami Im and followed it with the hugely successful Top 10 release, Heart Beats and hits such as Alive, Super Love and Gladiator.

SONG

Original song recorded, written and produced by Australians Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci

OPINION

A very powerful ballad from a little lady – where does that voice come from? The Aussies certainly know how to produce a big Euro-power ballad and this could actually be a global smash hit.

PREDICTION

Absolutely this will qualify with a possible top 5 finish.

LYRICS

“Growing tired and weary, brown eyes
Trying to feel your love through face time
Symphonies of dreams and highlights,
Caught up in this crazy fast life
But baby, you’re not here with me

And I keep calling, calling
Keep calling, call…

Now my heart awakes to the sound of silence
And it beats to the sound of silence,
And it beats to the sound of silence.
Now my heart awakes to the sound of silence
And it beats to the sound of silence,
And it beats to the sound of silence.

Getting hard to break through the madness,
You’re not here, it never makes sense
Tidal wave of tears are crashing,
No one hear to save me drowning,
’cause baby, you’re not here with me

And I keep calling, calling
Keep calling, call…

Now my heart awakes to the sound of silence
And it beats to the sound of silence,
And it beats to the sound of silence.
Now my heart awakes to the sound of silence
And it beats to the sound of silence,
And it beats to the sound of silence

I know I’m stronger and I’m capable,
I know it’s all in my head, but I keep calling, calling
Calling, calling…home

Now my heart awakes to the sound of silence
And it beats to the sound of silence, (silence)
And it beats to the sound of silence.
Now my heart awakes to the sound of silence
And it beats to the sound of silence,
And it beats to the sound of silence.”

Good luck Dami!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popandtalk and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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