Dami Im fans predicted that she would slay at Eurovision 2016 and sister has not disappointed. “Sound of Silence”, which was uploaded earlier today, is a contemporary, mid-tempo ballad that will no doubt put her down as a favourite to win it all in Stockholm.

The 27-year-old singer, who was confirmed as Australia’s Eurovision 2016 act on March 3, rides the “dirty electro” wave popularised by Sia, yet brings a number that sounds distinctly Dami. She fills the silence with sultry, pained vocals as she describes the void left by a certain someone. “Now my heart awakes to the sound of silence,” she says. “And it beats to the sound of silence.”

That beat, particularly in the chorus, is heavy. It pulsates and thumps and gets the blood flowing and the body moving. This is catchy, memorable and mainstream — yet never feels generic.

The arty video shows her commitment (and budget) to bringing a full package — song, visuals, presence — to Stockholm. We are feeling very positive about this.

What do you think of Dami’s number? Is it the modern ballad that Eurovision needed? Where do you rank it? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Those who like a flutter & a punt & who understand “Value”, William Hill bookmakers still have Dami at $13.00, fourth in line of betting as of 21st March. Anyone who’s been fortunate enough to hear Dami Sing “Live” will know this is like “Black Cavier” running against the “Maidens” or Lionel Messi not to kick a goal in a season or Steph Curry being restricted to 10 points or less…..Bet responsibly!

stephen podesta
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stephen podesta

This song is swish well done and the singer Dami im will kill this on the night, it is very different than a lot of the same stuff we have heard before, Dami im will be welled received in Eurovision. Why a song that is well made, well sang, the singer is gorgeous and a classy tune.

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I’m laughing all the way to the Bank..Dami’s odds @ $13.00 with Bookies is the best Odds I’ve seen. No other reason to back Dami than knowing when she Sings “Live” & with this very Eurovision Song & a crack production crew for stage performance , nothing else will come close. The scary thought is Dami has 2 Months to tweak, Re-Jig or re-mix this to make it typically “Dami-Tised” & having all of Eurovision gasping for more.

sonic0201
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sonic0201

I have nothing against Australia, no reason to hate them. But this is just…. a very professionally written, but really uninsipring song. It just doesn’t bring anything new to the table, and is not a winner’s song.

Calling it now, the hungarian Pioneer is the man to beat this year. I have listened almost all of the entries, and Freddie is the one whose song tells a winner’s story. The song, the voice, the appearence, the simple but very strong message, which can easily make many people feel related to it.

Colin
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Colin

”it’s Eurovision not Euraustraliavision”

It is Feminism because it started out seeking equality for women. However, times shown that men are also discriminated in some areas and that type of gender inequality is also solved by Feminism. It is still called that because of how it started.

Hope you get the analogy.

Australia is more that welcome to stay if you ask me.

Skandar
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Skandar

The song is quite good, but with Dami’s powerful voice, the song is a waste

And also take a note for Australia, it’s Eurovision not Euraustraliavision so please get rid from this competition and dont ruin it 🙂

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

@stephen podesta – As fantastic as it is that you have listened to all the songs and cannot find a better one, I too have listened to all of the songs and I managed to find 18-19 that I liked better.
Please try not to be too flabbergasted but that is what happens when people have different opinions!

Seriously though, I am glad that you like the song.

David Who
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David Who

Each opinion is of course valid. 🙂
Many years ago, I wrote a song called “Long Distance,” about a long distance relationship. This entry from Dami Im is in a similar vein. Yes the music is good, but I find the lyrics in the chorus to be overly repetitive – that’s all. I would have tried to come up with a second set of lyrics there, if i were the writer. (But i’m not the writer.) I seem to be echoing Frans now…

stephen podesta
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stephen podesta

I have read all the comments here and I am flabbergasted by the rubbish that is spouted here. This song is the best I have heard in years. I have listened to all the songs and I cant find one song that is any better, I think it is sour grapes by those that know this is a winner song, and they trying to talk I down. The production is brilliant, The singer is amazing, and the lyrics are amazing. Again I have NOT found any other country that has put out a better song the song is Brilliant and… Read more »

Constantine
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Constantine

No matter what people say about lack of lyrics and stuff I actually like it. A lot. And let’s just say the top 5 is Russia, Australia, Latvia, France and Cyprus .

Slightly Biased ESC Fan
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Slightly Biased ESC Fan

@Charles You speak the truth! Haha

jPod
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jPod

I love how Sparrow thinks that they know everything. Talk about arrogance! *insert eyeroll*

Gav
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Gav

Love it!

Not sure I want Australia to win but Dami on the other hand I think is the artist who is most likely to succeed with an album after if she wins.

Sparrow
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Sparrow

Charles calm yourself.
No matter what tantrum you throw Guys entry will always just be a soul inspired pop song. That’s what it is, deal with it.
Guy may have come first (yes I was there watching when he won idol) but Bruno will always do it bigger and better.

Pablo
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Pablo

Australia is so very fortunate to have Dami. It is quite clear that few (if any) women could take the Dami 5 performance challenge. Match or surpass weeks 1,2,5, 9 song 2 and 10 from the x factor 2013. Prior to her week 10 performance, she mentions how happy she is with the song selection because she could just pour herself into it. Sound of Silence does not in any way showcase Dami’s vast talents. Sound of Silence is is an uninspired piece in and of itself. The title didn’t bother me even though Simon & Garfunkel had it back… Read more »

AM Casablancas
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AM Casablancas

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!
I can’t wait for this to be performed LIVE!

pnr8555
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pnr8555

Sounds like Molly’s Youniverse, but the song now goes straight into 12 points position!

12 Australia
10 Netherlands
8 Iceland
7 Russia
6 Cyprus
5 Croatia
4 Greece
3 Romania
2 Estonia
1 Armenia

0 Norway
0 United Kingdom
0 Finland
0 Latvia
0 FYR Macedonia
0 Hungary
0 Malta
0 Austria*
0 Slovenia
0 Denmark

0 Germany
0 Ireland
0 Poland
0 Bosnia and Herzegovina*
0 Spain
0 Moldova
0 San Marino
0 Montenegro
0 Switzerland
0 Italy*

0 Ukraine
0 Israel
0 Georgia
0 Belgium
0 Albania
0 Belarus

Charles
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Charles

@Sparrow: You really see too much “pop” in every corner of the dumpit … thinking that a soul influenced song is the same as pop is like saying Britney Spear is the same as Otti Redding … #learnyourhomophones #readbetweenthelines #shade

… and by the … learn a bit more about Guy Sebastian before you mentioned Bruno Mars again … before Mars was … Sebastian was already giving us soul with dignity. Tweet that!

Ewan
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Ewan

I kind of expected not be floored with the song, none of Dami’s previous songs have wowed me. But this is still a very respectable effort, I do love the chorus, despite how the rhythm of the ‘and it beats to the sound of silence’ line is very odd. This is standard Australian pop, I’m not sure what people complaining about it not being euro enough were expecting? Australia wants to showcase our talent and Dami is a great example. Pretty much all her lives are a million times better than the studio, just look at her x factor performances.… Read more »

Aaron GR
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Aaron GR

She looks great, she sounds great, and she knows how to perform on a big stage. I love Australia’s ambition – they truly want to win. Another Top 5 for sure.

Devilchu
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Devilchu

Wow, so many haters in the comments. Look, it doesn’t matter that Australia has “no neighbors” or that it’s “commercial pop” or that the entry isn’t “original enough”. You don’t need to have a fresh sound or neighbors to win. The truth is that Dami Im is obviously a very talented singer and the song is decent enough. I believe she’s going to get a lot of votes from people all over Europe(srsly you guys with your conspiracy theories about Juries and rigging) and she’ll obviously be at least top 15. Also, all the hate just proves my point. You… Read more »

Graph
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Graph

@llvolover

Hahaha that’s funny! But I don’t think Australia would ever send a song like “I Didn’t Know.” The thing about Australia (and Sweden) is that they have major pop music industries and are very aware of what is current and popular. So that’s why their songs do well even if they’re not very interesting. But I personally get bored with that. I like it that San Marino doesn’t worry about what is “cool”. I’m not so fond of their song this year but, oh well, I hope they keep trying.

Jose
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Jose

la mejor cantante del mundo !

Jose
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Jose

Winner, ganadora!!!

AndersP
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AndersP

Winner!

Sparrow
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Sparrow

@Charles Guy didn’t have actual retro soul going on. It was soul influenced pop crap with a Bruno Mars wanna be performance. If he had done it properly, different story.
And no, I don’t want the club banger crap either. Give me a well crafted, polished ballad anyway.

Österrike
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Österrike

Too bland. Bye.

Ilvolover
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Ilvolover

This’ll do good just because it’s Australia. They could’ve sung Serhat’s “I Didn’t Know” and could expect to be at least in the top 10.

Racal
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Racal

Top 10. Not because it’s particularly good (it’s not), but because most other songs are just bad this year. It doesn’t have much competition. It will never win, Australia doesn’t have any neighbour, and most people don’t even want them in Eurovision (see what happened to Bella Paige at JESC).

Thiefo
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I was so hyped yesterday for the snippet, but the full song was slightly underwhelming, I guess is the curse of high expectations?
But still is a great song, I think Australia will do very well once again.

Slightly Biased ESC Fan
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Slightly Biased ESC Fan

As much as I like Dami I have to say that this is somewhat disappointing. With the glut of midtempo songs this year she’ll have to sell it exceptionally well live in order to have a chance (which I think she can, I’m just not hearing it at the moment). Overall I hope she does well though as she seems like such a sweet girl.

Charles
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Charles

A very nice pop ballad very contemporary and in sync with today’s way of delivering a pop ballad … and for ONCE I actually enjoy her vocals (unlike her previous songs) … she sounds amazing here … the verses almost reminded me of Delta Goodrem’s sultry and subtle vocal tone … A+plus+mazing! Still I’m team France all the way 🙂

Kurtis
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Kurtis

I totally agree with you guys at Wiwibloggs!! I must add that Dami Im live is 10x the studio version. She adds a special aurora to her performance, drawing the audience into her emotions.

Charles
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Charles

@Sparrow: How dare you throw shade at the genre of soul retro funk music?? A musical genre older than you?? Guy Sebastian had no club banger crap and rubbish schalger bs … if you want to complaint on something cheesy you have Israel to point your finger at … but Guy’s song? #shade #getalife #byefelicia

Alex
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Alex

Don’t forget that what you’re hearing in studio will most likely sound exactly the same live. 🙂

I think this is the most likely winner of all the entries, to be honest, though I haven’t heard Greece or Spain’s new version yet, and of course we’re still waiting on Azerbaijan and Czech Republic.

Sparrow
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Sparrow

It’s just a typical Australian chart song. I can see anyone from Delta to Samantha Jade all releasing this as a single and that’s not a good thing.
Yes it’s miles better then the super cheesy entry Guy had in Vienna but it’s still not special enough to be a winner.
But then again, look what won last year :/

MTD
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MTD

OMG, why are people all over the net wetting themselves over this song? It’s NOTHING special!

Oh, the hype will kill this contest!

And would be really discouraging if juries AGAIN put Australia high on their score board.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

I almost forgot Austria and Iceland as possible contenders. Right now, it looks like a toss-up, but Jamala is definitely one to watch.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Next month I will grade these songs and their music videos, which I do three times before the contest. Last year, Guy was in my top 10 for all 3 rounds of evaluations (my #8 on the final evaluation, if I remember), and my #1 the night of the contest. After watching Dami’s video, she might have a tough time breaking into my top 10, against Ukraine, Sweden, Hungary, Russia and possibly Switzerland, Norway, Latvia, Germany and Malta (depending on what they send and the video).

Jose
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Jose

love it

Alex
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Alex

Completely disagree with those who say this is a weak year. This is one of the best years in a long time thanks to a relatively large number of more upbeat, festive songs and fewer mush ballads. Granted this is a ballad, but it still seems like it would be fun live.

Laburnum
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Laburnum

I haven’t been able to hear it yet. But I do have to say, I think that this is actually quite a good year! I have around 10 countries with a perfect score. I was really hoping for another 2011 like contest WITH a good result because I am still raging over the terrible injustice of that year.

Victor
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Victor

Who’s the dancer?

Tom
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Tom

I actually think this is great and definitely a grower, and this is coming from someone who always thought Dami Im was overrated on X Factor. I can happily play this on repeat.

Criticca
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Criticca

I think the actual live at Eurovision will be a lot better and more vibrant than the one shown in this clip

Colin
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Colin

Now, we can start betting on who will have the best song out of remaining 6 (7 if you count in Malta, but theoretically they can still keep Chameleon): So, who will be the best: Azerbaijan – I expect it to be decent much as any year, but I really need a standout they didn’t give for years now. Bulgaria – Their songs are rarely in my Top 20, probably never have been in Top 10, but Poli was solid in 2011 and this *might* be quite good. On the other hand, it might as well not be. Czech Republic… Read more »

Leo M
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Leo M

She definitely has a great voice but for me I find the song a bit boring. It is the kind of song we have heard numerous times before.

This is my opinion (TIMO)
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This is my opinion (TIMO)

WOW. ..this the type of song that can fight for victory. My number 1 eurovision song this year so far waiting to hear Malta song

ESC 4ever
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ESC 4ever

29 = Israel oops lol

ESC 4ever
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ESC 4ever

My top 37:
1-Australia
2-Spain
3-France
4-Iceland
5-Latvia
6-Armenia
7-Germany
8-Russia
9-Switzerland
10-Belgium
11-Ukraine
12-Italy
13-Norway
14-Cyprus
15-Denmark
16-Hungary
17-Estonia
18-Finland
19-Croatia
20-Austria
21-Ireland
22-FYR Macedonia
23-The Netherlands
24-Malta
25-Poland
26-Albania
27-UK
28-Slovenia
29-Ireland
30-Greece
31-Bosnia-Herzegovina
32-Moldova
33-Belarus
34-Romania
35-Montenegro
36-San-Marino
37-Georgia