From immigrant to leading artist – Dami Im tells her story – EuroVisionary


His second place in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 introduced Dami Im to Europeans. However, most were unaware of her fascinating story of how she arrived in Australia as a Korean immigrant when she was 9 years old. She will now tell this story through the program “My life in songs”.

Dami Im Sound of silence took Europe by storm in 2016. Australia’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest was still in its infancy. She was only the second artist to represent the country, and the first to have gone through a semi-final to qualify for the final. This was no problem for the young artist with the incredible voice. She won her semi-final – three points ahead of the Ukrainian Jamala who later won the competition with the Australian Im as the finalist.

The young Australian artist has had a fascinating history. She came to the country at the age of 9 as a Korean immigrant. She and her mother, brother, stayed with a family member in Brisbane, Australia. The father stayed in South Korea to earn money to support the family. Shortly after arriving in Australia, she was enrolled in the young conservatory. Dami Im hoped to become a concert pianist. She had a musical talent – and today she masters the piano well, but she’s also a fantastic pop singer who also writes her own songs.

Dami Im – My life in songs

At the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Dami Im will present his new show “My Life in Songs”. The shows will take place on June 13 and 14. Dami Im will tell his story through the songs that made the difference.

Australian Dami Im is one of the most revered pop artists of the new millennium. Classically trained musician, I’m gone The X factor in 2013 victorious and quickly rose to number one on the ARIA charts with her eponymous platinum album.

With a string of hits, sold-out shows and worldwide recognition as Eurovision Song Contest, you might think you know her well. But the story of her life as an immigrant and her success is a rare story that has not been told before.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Exactly what the show will look like, lucky attendees will have to wait. Dami Im did however share a little teaser today as she wrote it on her Facebook page. She uploaded a photo of herself when she was 10 performing at Queen St Mall. With this photo, she went on to tell a bit about the many changes in her life – which will be part of these “My Life in Songs” shows.

I was about 10 years old when I played at Queen St Mall. Shortly after moving to Brisbane, I had started training at the young conservatory in hopes of becoming a concert pianist. Music has always been a part of my life and it meant more to me than fun as I adjusted to a whole new country … but the transition from being a classical pianist to writing and singing pop songs came more late. I’m going to share some of my story here as I prepare for my “My Life in Songs” show on June 13-14 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Dami Im on Facebook

In the video below, remember Dami Im’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest Sound of silence.

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