She’s singing “Sound Of Silence” but there is nothing silent about Dami Im from Australia‘s performance. Absolutely nailing her first rehearsal in the Globen Arena today, everything about her expensive yet subdued show screamed nothing but success. The press centre’s response was largely positive, which helps cement Dami as a favourite in this years contest.
Dami starts off her performance draped in a “classically Dami” silver gown, perched on a glowing blue box. Her hand movements are simple yet exude diva, suggesting to the audience that she is confident, comfortable and hungry for the winners trophy!
Australia is also utilising the amazing technology available on the stage in Stockholm, using holograms within the performance. Rather than wolves or faces, the song is given a futuristic feel with robotic imagery appearing in front of Dami as she alludes to pressing buttons on a piece of machinery.
The most exciting moment of the performance however was the unexpected change of vocal pitch, starting from the second verse right until the end. Any skeptical people out there that thought “Sound Of Silence” was repetitive – you just wait for this performance because it will change your mind. The ending is bigger, more powerful and really showcases Dami’s incredible ability to really belt it out.
Naturally like in any first rehearsal, there were some teething issues with timing and camera angles. However, watch this space to see how this performance progresses. We were really blown away by the entire show.
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)