Dami Im, the representative for Australia at Eurovision 2016 has completely cemented herself as a front runner in this years contest. She has just performed her song “Sound of Silence” live for the very first time in front of hundreds of fans at Watergardens Shopping Centre in Melbourne as a part of their “Streat Vibes” music festival. Be prepared to be amazed!

It was evident that Dami was a little shaken during the performance–most likely due to it being her first time. It was potentially also nerves that caused a mix-up of her lyrics in the beginning of the second verse. But like a true professional, she recovered nicely. She nailed the big note before the last chorus and her fans went absolutely nuts!

Fans in the audience queued up for over and hour for the opportunity to purchase an official copy of “Sound of Silence”, with those being signed by Dami herself. They also received some awesome official merchandise from SBS including a #damiarmy snap-back hat!

Dami will continue promoting her song through other cities around Australia, before jetting off to Stockholm and then returning for a full national tour later this year.

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power b.
power b.
5 years ago

this is a proper pop ballad, well produced and radio friendly and definitely gonna end up at top 3

Mackie Messer
Mackie Messer
5 years ago

Even with this less than perfect equipment you could hear and feel her incredible voice coming through. Imagine what she will do on a big stage, with great musicians and a professional production. Can’t wait to watch her in Stockholm and of course vote for her 🙂 Go Dami, #DamiArmy

Saw Samuel
Saw Samuel
5 years ago

Don’t judge Dami Im too early base on this video. You will be surprised when she sings live in May. She can blow you away from your seat when she hit the high note, then you will be falling in love with her forever … #DamiArmy

EUROFAN MEXICO
5 years ago

PERO QUE COSA MA GRANDE DIRIAN EN CUBA OMG IN USA AND QUE CHINGONA VOZ TIENE LA VIEJA DECIMOS EN MEXICO

PLEASE TO WIN.- FRANCE, CROATIA, SPAIN OR AUSTRALIA.

Tangata Dean
Tangata Dean
5 years ago

Always loved your voice since u first auditioned in X FACTOR Australia, and still phenomenal voice and this song has to be one of my favourites from you <3 xdddd Im singing it everyday :L AMAZING DAMI AS ALWAYS<3

Mackie M.
Mackie M.
5 years ago

Even with this less than perfect equipment you can hear and feel her incredible voice coming through. Imagine what she will do on a big stage supported by great musicians and a professional production. Can’t wait to watch it and vote for her. Go Dami! #DamiArmy

dolly
dolly
5 years ago

amazing dami…. #DamiArmy

gem
gem
5 years ago

hmmm.. doesn’t matter what u say.. I still #lovedami #dami4euro #SOS

Dan L
Dan L
5 years ago

Dami Im Live Is Awesome 🙂 Few singers in the world can deliver like this 🙂 Go Dami Im 🙂

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

Great singer, really rooted for her on x factor Australia, but the song is just average

Joshua18
Joshua18
5 years ago

Dami once again has shown what an electrifying live performer she is. Despite the obvious handicap of the venue staging and the poor audio engineering, those who were there witnessed just what a brilliant vocalist she is. We know she will get the job done and can’t wait to see how awestruck the European audience will be when she blasts out SOS in May. Go Dami go well – #DamiArmy right beside you!

www.damiarmyworld.com
5 years ago

The Sound Engineer clearly did not conduct a thorough Sound Check prior, the Speakers were continually cutting & chopping out with Damis Mic also playing up, under the circumstances Dami did extremely well, evan with speakers cutting out you could hear Damis power vocals miles away, had absolutely nothing to do with venue or recording, iDami Sang a few other songs with no technical issues, hopefully the production crew can learn from this experience.

Lizanolie
Lizanolie
5 years ago

After watching the video of Dami live performance of Sound Of Silence , she delivered and gave the song a total justice eventhough the quality of the sound system was not great . That’s a sign of Being a Good ARTIST like Dami Im

Ray knichel
Ray knichel
5 years ago

Dami is a smashing tallent. And she will smash it at urovision. Australia is so lucky to have her

Tim
Tim
5 years ago

I must admit, this may not be the best venue to debute Dami’s song SOS. It was a make shift small stage with is a keyboard and the sound system and sound engineer that is not good. This video was taken by a fan in the audience with a cell phone probably so if you add that to the already bad sound systems this what you get of a video. After watching a few different videos upload, there are upload that are a little better than this video. You must admit you can hear the sound coming in and out… Read more »

AndyLamp
AndyLamp
5 years ago

That was impressive. Dami could definitely slay in May.

muchomuch
muchomuch
5 years ago
Gary
Gary
5 years ago

Considering the degree of difficulty in pulling this song off with a low quality venue such as this one (with poor audio and acoustics) I have to say the vocal performance was pitch perfect – if you really listen to her sing it she doesn’t make mistakes vocally, consider too – first time live, nerves are there with big expectations, by the time we get to Eurovision she’ll have practiced it and visualized that many times she could do it in her sleep. She’ll blow everyone away on the night. Top 3 finish.

Paul
5 years ago

@Songfestivalwerk! This was a performance in a shopping center courtyard, with hundreds of cameras pointed at Dami, so she didn’t have any particular camera to connect to. In this situation there was no one to convince at home, only the ones in the audience and Dami did a magnificient job. I was blessed to be there and give Dami 12 points and sound engineers 1 point. The feed back from the speakers made any quality video recording impossible. The other thing watching Dami on video, is that you are missing an important element of Dami’s performance, and that’s Dami presence… Read more »

Hellen Low
Hellen Low
5 years ago

What a great voice. Love her so much! Love the song too

NinaK
5 years ago

Dami Im came out from the shadows after her XFactor 2013 win and has never looked back. She has gone from strength to strength blossoming from that shy girl who floored the judges with her audition of ‘Hero’ to the sophisticated, seasoned performer that she now is and who outclasses them all. Dami smashed that performance debut of ‘Sound of Silence’ in Melbourne last night! She showed us who she is – a serious contender for the win at Eurovision! #DamiArmy for Dami Im!! Go Dami!!

Michael Myrt
Michael Myrt
5 years ago

There are a lot of negative comments (???????????) obviously you haven’t heard Dami Im LIVE, in a big occasion, with professional equipment and musicians to back her, BE PREPARE FOR A HUGE SHOCK & A STANDING OVATION

DJKangster
DJKangster
5 years ago

Not a lot of women singers can pull it off singing live. They are either lip syncing or have lots of back-up. Dami Im is raw talent and man, she can sing! I have seen her countless times and she is has a very controlled voice and her vocals are pure. I’m so glad she is representing Australia. I could not ask for a better competitor! Let’s get behind Dami and just “keep Calling” #DamiArmy. Looking forward to her concerts later in the year! Go to http://www.damiim.com mwa xx

Debbie de Silva
Debbie de Silva
5 years ago

I would like to have been there to hear Dami live. I hope she does some more live singing of Sound of Silence to be more confident and comfortable with it. I think she has broken the ice so now should be fine.

Paul Diep
Paul Diep
5 years ago

I saw there last night, with a small, poor stage & sound system. Dami sang so well all of the song , specially Sound of Silence. Imagine with Eurovision ‘s stage , I do believe Dami will smach it . What s amazing voice. Go Dami make us proud !

Roger
Roger
5 years ago

Didn’t like Dami as much before but after hearing her live for the first time, I became an instant fan. Truly the best live performer. She hits those high notes effortlessly. Go Dami. I truly believe you will make Australia win. I am a new recruit Dami army.

Roxanne
Roxanne
5 years ago

It’s unbelievable how Dami can still perform a performance of high caliber in spite of the poor sounds & audio. No one can sing it live the way Dami sings. Amazing Dami I’m. Can’t wait to see how you do it in the Eurovision stage, adding the Dami Magic. #DamiArmy

Jhen
Jhen
5 years ago

Dami powerhouse vocals are out again. Omg! I was there and all I can say is OMG.. Truly the best live performer in Australia. Dami is truly in the running for no.1 spot. Watch out Eurovision. Dami is coming!..calling….calling…and then those big notes. GOOSEBUMPS! #DamiArmy

Kim T
Kim T
5 years ago

Say what you want but I loved her performances because I still get goosebumps and she will definitely get my support

Erleen
Erleen
5 years ago

I was there & Dami is just amazing. Even if the sounds were so poor, and the video is recorded by an amateur, Dami sounded so great. She is a real threat! Despite the circumstances around, Dami showed how amazing artist she is. Those powerful vocals are just unbelievable. I agree that this is not the right place to have her sing SOS live for the first time, in a shopping mall and not a good sound engineering, yet Dami gave a goosebumps performance. The video didn’t give her justice. She was amazing live and goosebumps from the start. Those… Read more »

PaulH
PaulH
5 years ago

OMG she can really blow the roof off that little venue with her voice! Just a great live performance of that song as I didn’t think Dami could do it to the same level as in the video, and she didn’t, she took it even higher! Like wow, she is going to be amazing doing this with proper production in the big area in Stockholm – I think she will do at least top 3 if not win!

Aston nguyen
Aston nguyen
5 years ago

Amazing.love her.????????????

Bradley
Bradley
5 years ago

Good performance but got the feeling Australia going to come up short it doesn’t wow me

Jake
Jake
5 years ago

Absolutely smashed it! The venue and sound quality were clearly not up to par for a first time debut of the song, and for her to sound this flawless with just a keyboard and no backup whatsoever in a shopping center, this here is pure talent
#damiarmy

Bernard
Bernard
5 years ago

OMG Dami you are an amazing singer. That voice , not many can sing like her. Beauty , Grace , Power. Go Dami……

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

@liana: you must be new here lol. 😛

Liana Coriath
Liana Coriath
5 years ago

Some of your comments are so unnecessary and harsh, have a little respect for someone other than yourself!

Jan Henryon
5 years ago

I was only able to watch a live stream of Dami Im at the Melbourne mini concert but it was enough to give me the sense of what an amazing artist Dami Im is! There she was standing on a semi sheltered platform with only a keyboard to use and sound equipment of dubious quality, and yet I was riveted to her performance, her vocals and her utterly genuine, open and honest persona. It is a pity the debut of her live performance of Australia’s Eurovision song ‘Sound of Silence’ was given in a shopping centre venue and not hyped… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

She is so shouty.
There are much stronger female vocalists in the contest this year than Dami and her song does not help her out much. I also do not understand why the writers on this site use so much hyperbole when describing Australia!

Tony
Tony
5 years ago

Having now seen a number of different videos of Dami’s live performance it does seem that the venue was less than ideal, the sound system appears to be woeful, what were SBS thinking to have the first public live performance somewhere like this!
So for a truly live and raw first time performance I think she did an awesome job under the circumstances! Also some of the comments around from people who were actually there are saying it was an amazing vocal performance of the song with some interesting changes to the ending – go Dami!
#DamiArmy

Panda
Panda
5 years ago

That was actually pretty good for a small gig event. Hope it will take off and fly in the finals

Macky
Macky
5 years ago

Despite the obvious poor sound quality at the venue Dami’s vocals still prevailed. Her rendition was superb and gave goosebumps to the live audience. It was a simple event for the ever so humble Dami to reconnect with her fans the DamiArmy at the grass roots level in order to thank them. So no back up singers, no dancers and that video was recorded by a fan camera and not by an official cameraman. So there was no need for Dami to look at the fan camera as she wanted to connect with the fans at the venue. She knows… Read more »

stephen podesta
stephen podesta
5 years ago

I was there and she blew us away, The sound was awful and the mike was cutting in and out, those that criticized this are those that have been bagging Dami’s song from the Beginning and only came here to do that, don’t Judge her on this performance. Agreed they should of made sure that the sound quality was good, this was not an Official Video and in no way was meant to show what Dami can do on the night. I was there and she was amazing.

Julien
Julien
5 years ago

Lyrics are dull and a mess. I prefer simplier things.

Also, I’m not into love songs, Europe should not be also. Guess Australia has no problems now.

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

I like her as a singer I like the non-chorus parts of the song (can’t believe i forgot the word for that! lmao), but I just think overall the song is pretty dull 🙁 I wanted her to have an amazing more up-tempo song.

@Mihail there are 43 entries this year and some of them aren’t doing anything. If wiwibloggs isn’t covering those artists that you wanna see then I’m sure another site is elsewhere 🙂

Songfestivalwerk!
5 years ago

I think next month in Stockholm she needs to connect with the camera’s much better. And I advice her not to start freewheeling so much with her voice. She needs to convince the audiences at home. Not those in the hall.

Marc
Marc
5 years ago

I don’like this song at all. I also was expecting better vocals from Dami. I can’t see this doing well in May, she will be lucky that juries might save it.

Leo
Leo
5 years ago

This should win the jury vote at least

PParker
PParker
5 years ago

Dami is brilliant!!! I’ll vote for her!!!

Lindia
Lindia
5 years ago

I dont like it at all