A homecoming celebration for Eurovision star Dami Im will be held in Logan tomorrow morning.
All of Dami’s fans are invited to attend this free event, which will be held at John Paul College.
Dami will be performing two songs — Sounds of Silence, the song she performed at the Eurovision Song Contest, and Yesterday Once More, a track from her Classic Carpenters album that’s currently sitting in the top five of the ARIA charts.
The Aussie songstress shocked the world when she almost won Eurovision earlier this month (despite Australia not being part of, you know, Europe).
She dominated the jury votes, which make up 50 per cent of the tally, but was pipped at the post after the public vote was factored in, losing by just 23 points to Ukraine.
There were widespread calls that Dami was “robbed”, but she wasn’t complaining.
“I did read about that and all of the controversy, but at the end of the day, the Australian spirit is to be good sports,” she told Sunrise.
“And whatever the umpire says is what it is. So I’ve got to accept it and for me, I still had such a good time.
“I still got to show the world my music and I have this new opportunity that’s opened up for me and I have got all this support from Australia and that was everything for me, so I’m not complaining about anything.”
Many observers consider Dami the real winner, though, after Sound of Silence charted in international markets like the UK, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland and Denmark immediately after the competition, whereas the winning song from the Ukraine, 1944, failed to make an impact.
Support for Dami has been particularly strong in the City of Logan, where she attended John Paul College. Ironically, Dami never sang while at school, instead accompanying the choir on piano and playing violin for the school’s strings group.
Dami shot to fame in Australia when she entered — and won — the fifth season of The X Factor Australia in 2013; she’s since released two albums that performed well, but it was her performance at Eurovision that has really rocketed her to international stardom.
“The whole city is still buzzing with excitement,” says Logan City mayor Luke Smith.
“We’re incredibly proud of Dami’s achievement on the world stage.”
Dami Im’s City of Logan Homecoming Celebration will be held at the Cec Munn Sports Centre at John Paul College (John Paul Drive, Daisy Hill) on Tuesday 31 May from 6am to 9am. Admission is free.
Dami Im will return to Queensland in November for shows at the Kedron-Wavell Club, Twin Towns, Empire Theatre and Caloundra Event Centre; visit damiim.com for tickets.