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SBS has announced that Sony Music artist Dami Im will represent Australia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden,
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 STV have invited Australia back for another dose of Eurovision glitz and glamour, and
another shot at Eurovision glory.
Dami was announced on stage 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.
SOUND OF SILENCE, is the official song that Dami will sing on the Eurovision stage will be released worldwide digitally on March 11, the 2
track physical CD single is available for pre-order on this date and will be released on April 1. SOUND OF SILENCE was written by Australia’s
premium songwriting duo, Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci aka DNA.
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.