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Australia: Dami Im Denies Participation in Eurovision 2024!

Amidst the rumors circulating in recent days suggesting Dami Im would represent Australia in this year’s competition, her manager swiftly denied this possibility, stating that the popular artist will not participate in Eurovision 2024.

It all started with the Kyle and Jackie O radio show, where it was mentioned that Dami Im would make a comeback to the competition after eight years. However, Ken Outch, Im’s manager, debunked these rumors, saying:

“I can confirm that Dami has not been approached for Eurovision this year. Dami is focused on writing for her new album and preparing for the upcoming release of Korean books.”

Australia will announce its representative and song on March 6. The land of kangaroos will participate in the second half of the first semifinal.

Until the announcement of Australia’s representative, let’s remember Dami Im’s previous participation in the contest, where she holds the record for the best placement in Eurovision, finishing second.

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Source: Aussievision

Australia: Is Dami Im coming back to Eurovision?

One of the 37 countries that have confirmed their participation to Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is of course Australia, which is going to celebrate its tenth entry since its debut back in 2015. As a result, a former known artist among the beloved ones who have experienced the meaning of being a participant in Eurovision, expressed her thoughts for a possible return to the Contest. The reason, of course, is for Dami Im who represented Australia in Eurovision in 2016 singing her song “Sound of Silence“, granting Australia its first 2nd place, the best one that the country has achieved up to this day.

During her interview to James Findlay, Dami Im mentioned her feelings of excitment that Australia is coming back to the Contest for once more and also she mentioned the following for a possible coming back entry from her:

I’m just glad that Australia is a part of it and I just put my hand up to go back to it, it’s just year after year because of Covid that it never worked out, but who knows? I don’t know who is going this year but I’m really interested to see!

Moreover, when she was asked by Findlay if she is coming back she answered:

I can’t say no if I get offered. I’m always up for it!

Dami Im is currentry focusing on her new Christmas album, titled as “Christmas Songbook”, but she still has her eyes set on one of the world’s biggest stages.

Until then, take a look at Dami Im’s participation in Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm, singing “Sound of Silence” for Australia, finishing in second place at the Grand Final:

Would you like to see Dami Im coming back to Eurovision Song Contest for once more? Let us know down in the comment section!

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/

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Australia: Which Eurovision artist was crowned as the winner of The Masked Singer Australia?

The fifth season of the Australian adaption of The Masked Singer franchise has officially come to an end. After twelve episodes, Snow Fox was crowned as the winner of the competition.

About a month ago, we had informed you about the speculation regarding the person that is behind Snow Fox.

Fans believed that behind “Snow Fox” character was Dami Im, who represented Australia in Eurovision 2016. Snow Fox made its first appearance in episode 2 of this season, singing “Addicted To You” by Avicii, leaving the panelists speechless with its vocal range.

Some of the clues indicating the singer’s identity were the following:

  • It was said that Snow Fox was shown holding the Swedish flag. Indeed, Dami Im represented Australia in 2016, when the contest was hosted in Stockholm.
  • Moreover, Snow Fox has two homes. In fact, Dami Im was born and raised in South Korea before moving to Australia when 9 years-old.

Following the win of Snow Fox, the artist’s identity was unveiled. Dami Im was in fact the one behind the mask, being the first Eurovision artist to win The Masked Singer Australia during its five seasons run.

 

Dami Im was not the first Eurovision artist to participate in The Masked Singer Australia. Sheldon Riley(Australia 2022) and Kate Miller-Heidke(Australia 2019) have also participated, while Sheldon reached the finals but did not eventually win the show.

What is The Masked Singer?

The Masked Singer” is a franchise of worldwide music reality shows. South Korea originated, the show has been aired in more than 60 countries worldwide, being a big success.

The concept comprises celebrities who perform a song anonymously while wearing extravagant masks or full-body costumes. The panelists will then try to figure out the identity based on information provided by the singers about themselves. Following their performances, the singers are voted on by the audience in each round, yet the panelists do not vote. Each round, the performer with the fewest votes is unmasked and eliminated until a winner is crowned.

Dami represented Australia in Eurovision 2016 with her song “Sound Of Silence”. “Sound Of Silence” went on to win the jury vote, finishing in the second place overall, making it the highest-scoring Australian entry ever.

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Australia: Is Dami Im behind “Snowfox” in The Masked Singer Australia?

“The Masked Singer” is a franchise of worldwide music reality shows. South Korea originated, the show has been aired in more than 60 countries worldwide, being a big success.

The concept comprises celebrities who perform a song anonymously while wearing extravagant masks or full-body costumes. The panelists will then try to figure out the identity based on information provided by the singers about themselves. Following their performances, the singers are voted on by the audience in each round, yet the panelists do not vote. Each round, the performer with the fewest votes is unmasked and eliminated until a winner is crowned.

The Australian version of “The Masked Singer”, during its 5 seasons run, has seen several Eurovision artists participating such as Sheldon Riley(Australia 2022) and Kate Miller-Heidke(Australia 2019).

This year, another Eurovision artist might be added to the list. Fans believe that behind “Snowfox” character is Dami Im, who represented Australia in Eurovision 2016.”Snowfox” made its appearance in episode 2 of this season, singing “Addicted To You” by Avicii, leaving the panelists speechless with its vocal range.

Along with Dami Im’s-already proven-impressive vocals, there are also some other clues indicating the singer’s identity. For example,

  • It was said that Snowfox was shown holding the Swedish flag. Indeed, Dami Im represented Australia in 2016, when the contest was hosted in Stockholm.
  • Moreover, Snowfox has two homes. In fact, Dami Im was born and raised in South Korea before moving to Australia when 9 years-old.

Who is Dami Im?

Dami Im is an Australian singer and songwriter. She was crowned as the winner of the fifth season of The X Factor Australia. More success came after, with Dami earning a number one album and several top 10 hits.

Dami has also represented Australia in Eurovision 2016 with her song “Sound Of Silence”. “Sound Of Silence” went on to win the jury vote, finishing in the second place overall, making it the highest-scoring Australian entry ever.

Do you also think that Dami Im is behind “Snowfox’s” character? Stay tuned on EurovisionFun for all news!

Australia: Internal selection announcement attracts famous artists, who’d wish to compete at Eurovision 2023!

This week, SBS announced that they will be ditching Eurovision – Australia Decides in favour of an internal selection procedure for their representative that will have to travel to Liverpool next May, in the hopes of winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

This will be the first time in four years that Australia would choose an entry internally, since the selection of Jessica Mauboy back in 2018.

It looks like the announcement of the internal selection by SBS made the prospect of representing Australia in 2023 in Liverpool quite appealing for many popular artists, who have already started showing their interest in representing Australia in next year’s contest publicly!

Dami Im

The first artist that showed her interest is Dami Im.

“Was looking forward to competing at Aus decides but in this case I’m super keen”

She would be keen on competing at Australia decides, as she notes, but would be glad if she was given the opportunity to represent Australia in 2023.

“I’m so keen if I get offered the opportunity to return”

Her song “Sound of Silence” is the best known Australia’s entry at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden back in 2016, when it finished 2nd receiving a total of 511 points.

Later in 2021 she had announced that she would compete at Australia Decides, if SBS hadn’t decided to select Montaigne, after being chosen at Australia Decides back in 2020 for the cancelled contest.

Jaguar Jonze

The fan-favourite Jaguar Jonze was urged by many of her fans on Twitter to grab the opportunity of the internal selection! She later on tweeted:

“Just saying @SBSEurovision I’d happily cancel my hair appointment in May to represent Australia on a world stage”

Jaguar Jonze competed in this year’s Australia Decides placing 3nd with the song “Little Fires“!

Sheppard

The band who already got the taste but lost over Kate Miller-Heidke back in 2019, expressed their interest as well, by commenting:

“Consider our hat thrown in the ring! What an honour we’re sure whoever heads to Liverpool will do us all proud x”

Sheppard competed in the very first Australia Decides contest placing 3rd with the song “On My Way

VOYAGER

The band, who just got back from an international tour, commented on the Aussievision Facebook page:

“Oooooohhhh, consider us interested. We’d be honoured to make the voyage….”

VOYAGER competed in this year’s Australia Decides placing 2nd with the song “Dreamer” and had previously attempted to enter the competition, back in 2020!


Time will tell who will eventually represent Australia at Eurovision Song Contest 2023, after the internal selection procedure of SBS is complete.

This year, Australia was represented by Sheldon Riley with the song “Not The Same”, having previously won Australia Decides. Sheldon placed 15th in the final with 125 points, almost all from the juries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wosfFz2FJPU

Who would you like to represent Australia next year at the contest? Leave a comment below!

Source: Aussievision

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Australia: SBS confirms internal selection for 2023 and Dami Im declares her interest!

A few moments ago, the Australian Public Broadcaster SBS confirmed that the show “Australia Decides” will not return for Eurovision 2023, shifting to an internal selection for the artist and the song that will represent Australia at the Eurovision 2023 which will take place in Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine.

We have previously wrote about the change of the selection process, since the show was not included in the schedule of the broadcaster for 2023 as well as the submission period last year opened in August. Some people online rushed to discredit our article but we are happy that once again, Eurovisionfun is proven to be a reliable source for Eurovision news not only for Greece but beyond.

SBS mentions in the statement:

“We are thrilled to confirm that Australia will once again compete in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest next year, with hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey at the helm. However, after three years of celebrating and working with local music artists through our Eurovision selection show, Eurovision – Australia Decides, we’ve made the difficult decision not to go ahead with the program in 2023.”

Over the past few months, we have been exploring ways we could deliver the event to Australian audiences next year however, a variety of factors contributed to us coming to this decision.

We are proud to continue to be the home of the Eurovision Song Contest and we look forward to celebrating 40 years of broadcasting Eurovision to all Australians in the coming year.”

Dami Im, the artist that brought Australia its best result, coming 2nd in Eurovision 2016, was quick to react to the news, stating that she is interested to represent the country one more time:

Australia was represented in Eurovision 2022 by Sheldon Riley and the song “Not the Same”, coming 15th with 125 points, the vast majority of which came from the juries (123) and 2 points came from the televote.

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Source: Eurovoix

 

Australia: Listen to Dami Im’s song for Australia Decides 2021 | “Paper Dragon” is out!

During this year’s Australia Decides, Dami Im, who appeared as a guest, revealed that in 2021 she would also participate as a contestant, claiming for the second time the representation of Australia in Eurovision.

Dami Im’s plan was later overturned, as the cancellation of the competition and the decision of the country’s public broadcaster to give Montaigne, the winner of Australia Decides 2020, another chance, resulted in the non-realization of the national final for Australia in 2021. So, if Dami Im really wants to return to Eurovision she will have to wait until 2022.

Dami Im, who signed with a new record label, ABC Music, has revealed that her new single, Paper Dragon, which has been officially released on all digital platforms, is the song with which she would participate in Australia Decides 2021 .

Below you can listen the song:

Could Dami Im with this song achieve a better result than the second place of 2016, with Sound of Silence?

Australia: Montaigne’s song for Eurovision 2021 is ready!

On the 1st of April, SBS has confirmed that Montaigne will have another chance to sing on the Eurovision stage. In fact, the news was not an April Fool’s joke.

Yesterday, Montaigne revealed that she has already written the song with which she will compete in Eurovision 2021.

The news came to light through the singer’s personal Twitter account and you can see it below:

Australia Decides does not stop, as stated by the Australian head of delegation, Josh Martin, in 2022 will return as a method for selecting the song with whom Australia will compete in the contest.

The above news of course means that we will have to wait a year (and something) for the possible return of Dami Im to the Eurovision stage. As she had stated at Australia Decides 2020, where she appeared as a guest, she revealed that would participate in next year’s national final. But the direct assignment to Montaigne means that this will be possible in 2022.

The song with which Australia would be represented at Eurovision 2020 was Don’t Break Me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr-wWxu4974&feature=emb_title