SBS has announced Dami Im will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden, to broadcast this May on SBS. After Guy Sebastian wowed Europe with a top 5 finish as Australia’s first ever Eurovision contestant in 2015, the European Broadcasting Union and Swedish broadcaster SVT have invited Australia back for another dose of Eurovision glitz and glamour, and another shot at Eurovision glory.
Dami was announced on stage tonight by Eurovision Queen, 2014 winner Conchita Wurst, and Australia’s first ever Eurovision contestant Guy Sebastian at the Conchita: From Vienna with Love concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, held at the iconic Sydney Opera House. SBS have selected Dami as the perfect artist to capture Europe’s attention with her unique personal style and show-stopping voice; an artist who is ready to showcase our musical talent to the world. The song Dami will sing on the Eurovision stage will be released worldwide by March 11.
The contest will be broadcast on SBS’s Eurovision Weekend – 7.30pm Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May, with the prime time broadcasts featuring artist interviews and behind the
scenes clips. Eurovision fans can also tune into SBS’s LIVE early morning Semi Final and Grand Final broadcasts on Wednesday 11 May (Semi Final 1), Friday 13 May (Semi Final 2 featuring
Australian performance) and Sunday 15 May (Grand Final).
Unlike last year where Australia was a wild card entry straight to the Grand Final, Dami will compete in Semi Final 2, and must get enough votes to go through to the Grand Final. The public will again have a say in which act receives Australia’s all-important douze points, and this along with a pre-selected Australian jury of music industry professionals who will be announced in the coming weeks, will help determine the 2016 Eurovision winner.
Head to the SBS Eurovision website.
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