I woke up at three and got my ears pregnant! That is after watching the intense and high-valued production numbers of 42 countries competing for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Though I am gutted because she did not win, I am very proud of Dami Im for making it to second place. She actually garnered a landslide of a vote from the international jury, which is 50% of the votes. How I wish I was at the arena for me to witness how shocked and sputtered the crowd have been after Ukraine was announced the winner. Ukraine’s entry was neither the top choice of the international jury (which went to Dami) and neither the viewers’ choice (which went to Russia).
I personally feel that Dami should have been the winner! She clearly was the one to beat. For me, close second would be Sweden (super nice song that is easy to the ear) then followed by Lithuania (such a danceable track!).
Dami’s entry was awesome! The song was great, the production was awesome, the high fashion overall look was impeccable, the megawatt voice was enchanting and Dami’s radiating charm and multi-cultural background is what Europe needs. Eurovision this year could have been a magical Damivision. And the news headline could have been “Australia Invades Europe!”
Anyhow, Dami clearly won the hearts of Europe! Massive congratulations Dami Im! One Pinoy member of the fierce Dami Army here is no doubt so proud of you.
The sixty-year old Eurovision Song Contest is literally an unknown here in the Philippines. Though it is watched by more than 300 million viewers around the world, news about it here in the Philippines would usually run for a short five to ten seconds. It is merely just to announce who was declared the winner. News about Eurovision (if ever it actually post interest among local TV networks) is basically like an entertainment-news-filler so as to stretch the news program here in the Philippines.
But for this year, I am one of the very few Filipinos who is very excited about the upcoming Eurovision Finals this year. It is because Dami Im, my favorite Aussie singer with a megawatt voice made it to the finals!
I couldn’t contain my happiness when I learned through her Facebook page that she got through the finals. When I read this news, I dropped everything and started searching for her performance on Youtube. And when I found the video, I had my phone’s sound on a full blast!
Hear the ear-splitting reaction of the crowd… they were actually singing along… I had goosebumps everywhere while watching this…
While watching her perform, I suddenly wanted to move to Sweden so as to cast my vote! Dami’s performance during the semi-finals was absolutely amazing! She slayed it! Her Sound of Silence song seem to already sound like a sound of success in this year’s Eurovision!