Logan cheering for home-grown Dami Im at Eurovision Song Contest
Published: 13 May 2016
The City of Logan is cheering on its latest superstar Dami Im who will contest the Eurovision finals in Stockholm on Sunday.
The 27-year-old former music teacher from Daisy Hill today performed her song “Sound of Silence”, wowing the jury and voters with her strong vocals and exotic style.
She is now tipped as the second favourite, after Russia.
City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said Dami embodied the spirit of Logan and was a tremendous ambassador for the city.
“Eurovision voters have made an excellent choice in voting her into the grand final. Every time she performs, she’s gracious and thankful for the opportunity. But you only need to hear her voice to recognise her incredible talent,” he said.
“The people of Logan have been behind Dami since the very beginning so we’re very excited to see how far she’s come.
“We couldn’t be more proud. She’s risen from learning music at John Paul College to winning The X Factor. Now she’s representing Australia against 41 other countries in the biggest music contest in the world.
“Eurovision is a hothouse for musical talent and a maker of big names. We have no doubt Dami’s star will continue to rise.”
Mayor Smith said Logan’s talented export would be seen by almost 200 million viewers worldwide.
“I’m sure when she takes the stage early on Sunday morning (AEST), many Logan residents will be tuned in and cheering her on – or they’ll wake to find that our city has produced yet another star.
“We wish her every success and look forward to congratulating her when she returns home.”
The Eurovision Grand Final airs live this Sunday at 5am on SBS and will be repeated that night at 7.30pm.
Eurovision began in 1956, to unite the countries of Europe after World War II, and has since launched long-term careers for several artists, including ABBA, Bucks Fizz and Céline Dion. This year’s theme is “Come Together”.