She’s a gladiator, a Korean pop sensation and a bookies’ favourite to win for Eurovision 2016. But is she also a trendsetter who can predict the winner of this year’s contest?
In a recent chat with SBS, the national broadcaster for Australia, Dami Im shed some light on some of her favourites and, dare we say, rivals, to take the crown in Stockholm.
Dami previously spoke with wiwibloggs about her favourites. But now she has revealed a full top five ranking. And in true Eurovision tradition, she did not vote for herself, even though we wouldn’t blame her if she had. “Sound Of Silence” is amazing!
1. Spain – Barei with “Say Yay!”
In her chat with wiwibloggs, Dami elaborated on her favourite song “Say Yay” — from Spain’s Barei.
“I love the song and the film clip is great. I would pick up my phone and vote for Spain.”
She continued to say yay to SBS: “It’s a great, happy party anthem.”
2. Sweden – Frans with “If I Were Sorry”
Dami has no shame when it comes to professing her love for Frans from Sweden and his song “If I Were Sorry”.
The song from the host country may be slipping in the betting odds, but Dami maintains her stance: “It’s a really nice song – but I actually really like him! He’s young, fresh and hot. It’s nice to see fresh new talent.”
Eat up that fresh meat, Dami!
3. Russia – Sergey Lazarev with “You Are The Only One”
Like so many other Eurovision fans, Dami is also loving Russia’s Sergey Lazarev and his song “You Are The Only One”.
“Everyone seems to love Russia,” she told wiwibloggs. “The video is really epic and has everything in it.”
She echoed these sentiments to SBS: “THIS VIDEO HAS EVERYTHING! Thunder, lightning, fire… You really can’t beat a big spectacle in Eurovision. I can’t wait to see what he does on stage.”
4. Ireland – Nicky Byrne with “Sunlight”
Perhaps the biggest surprise is Dami’s love for “Sunlight” by Nicky Byrne from Ireland.
She is eating up the former Westlife star’s safe, radio-friendly pop, telling SBS that “Nicky is a really great singer and he seems really comfortable in his own skin.”
Upon finding out Nicky was in Westlife, Dami went on to say, “Oh wow! No wonder – he’ll be one to watch on stage then.”
5. Israel – Hovi Star with “Made Of Stars”
Rounding out Dami’s top five was the sassy and gorgeous Hovi Star from Israel with his song “Made Of Stars”.
Dami told wiwibloggs that she likes the song because she’s a sucker for a big emotional ballad.
Speaking to SBS she seemed to suggest Hovi owns this genre this year. “It’s a good classic ballad. You have to have at least one good ballad in Eurovision.”
What do you make of Dami Im’s top five for Eurovision 2016? Let us know in the comments below!