She sang backing for Charlotte Perrelli at Eurovision 1999 in Jerusalem, cruised into the top three singing “Runaway” for Estonia in 2002, and now Anna Sahlene is returning to the Eurovision stage to amplify Dami Im’s “Sound of Silence” as a backing vocalist. 

The Eurovision and three-time Melodifestivalen star will be working alongside long time partner Dea Norberg as backing for Australia.

Their role? “Holding up the choruses” while Dami Im goes for the crazy big notes and vocal runs we all know she’s going to slay on stage.

“It feels like a big responsibility,” the star admits but she’s also excited to be back at Eurovision because “it has so many different meanings for different people.”

Australia know what they’re doing. The duo have worked as backing vocalists at Eurovision seven times previously and although they’ll be off stage, they will be bringing serious vocal firepower into play.

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Discussing why she took the job, Sahlene revealed that she felt it would “suit” her and that she “could bring something to it”. She also applauded “Sound of Silence” for keeping things relevant and chart-friendly.

 

Dami Im will perform in 10th position during Semi-Final 2 on May 12.

Photo Credit: Maja Suslin/TT

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ursula morgan
ursula morgan
4 years ago

Big thank you from a Dami fan for backing our songbird. We know she will be in good hands<3

Anouska
Anouska
4 years ago

OMG! I have been an Anna Sahlene fan for years. This is brilliant. Dami is in safe hands with Anna to back her up.

stephen podesta
stephen podesta
4 years ago

Thankyou Sweden for helping our Gorgeous Dami I’m.

nn
nn
4 years ago

Interesting that she never managed to go to final of Melodifestivalen.
Martina backing vocalist for Croatia 2016, singer for Slovenia 2009 is 8 time on Eurovision stage. She sang backing vocalist for Croatia 2003, Slovenia 2007,2011,2012, Montenegro 2008 and 2014

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

Cray! I remember her, 2002 was the first year I started watching ESC religiously.

Go DAMIIIIIII