Australia is just one day away from announcing their act for Eurovision 2016, with fans expecting the announcement will confirm Delta Goodrem as Australia’s act for Stockholm. But shockingly, Delta has denied involvement in Eurovision, while a leading Australian newspaper has named Dami Im as the act for Sweden.
Delta has long been a favourite to represent Australia at Eurovision 2016. As well as being the bookies’ favourite, fans speculation has been intense, with fans noting that Delta’s calendar was free at Eurovision time.
But replying to a tweet by Buzzfeed Australia today, Delta confirmed her fans’ worst fears.
@BuzzFeedOz Not me my lovelies! I got a world of music goon on but I’m sure whoever is doing will be awesome and we will all get behind xx
— Delta Goodrem (@DeltaGoodrem) March 2, 2016
So if not Delta, who is SBS sending to Stockholm? Well, The Sydney Morning Herald is saying it will be another fan favourite – Dami Im.
Dami has been on our radar since 2014, when she won our very first poll asking who should represent Australia should they ever compete at Eurovision, and she’s still a fan favourite, again winning our most recent poll on Australia’s act.
Dami got her big break on series five of The X Factor Australia in 2013, which she won. Week after week, Dami wowed the judges and audience with her killer vocals, and harnessed her quirky style for some truly show-stopping performances.
She’s since had a series of hit singles in Australia, and in 2014 represented Australia at the ABU TV Song Festival in Macau, China – essentially a less glamorous, non-competitive Asia-Pacific version of Eurovision.
Broadcaster SBS has been dropping a series of Instagram clues, which point to the identity of their 2016 artist. Earlier clues suggest a vegetarian who plays the piano – which describes both Delta and Dami. The latest clue identifies someone who enjoys tea, hazelnut chocolate and listening to Guy Sebastian, who, incidentally, is represented by the same record label as Dami.
So who will it be? There’s only one way to find out – tune to to the big announcement tomorrow, when Conchita Wurst will reveal Australia’s act for Stockholm. SBS will stream the event on their Facebook page, starting from 11:40 CET.
What do you think? Would Dami make a good choice for Australia? Should SBS have gone with Delta? Share your thoughts below.