Speaking on the latest episode of The Euro Trip podcast, Dami Im has said she is unsure if she will compete in Australia Decides in 2022, despite being guaranteed a place for the cancelled 2021 edition.
Australia’s 2016 representative who ultimately placed second in the Grand Final, revealed in February 2020 that she was set to compete in the national selection the following year.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and cancellation of Eurovision 2020, Australia decided to internally select Montaigne for 2021 instead of running its popular national selection programme.
Australia Decides is set to return in 2022 and many thought Dami Im’s entry would be deferred until then, but she has said that this has yet to be decided.
When asked if she will return next year, Dami said:
I honestly don’t know. With everything that’s happening, you just don’t know what’s going to happen.
I might do it, I might not. I just want to get a bit closer to it and see how it feels. I’ve done it once, I’d love to be able to do it again but I’m just not sure when.
When asked about the song she would’ve performed had the 2021 edition gone ahead as planned, Dami said:
‘Paper Dragon’ was the song I was really considering as my Eurovision song. I think it would’ve been such a fun song and so different from Sound of Silence.
Hear the full interview with Dami Im in this week’s episode of The Euro Trip.
Australia in Eurovision 2021
Montaigne has been internally selected to represent Australia in 2021 by SBS, she had previously won Eurovision – Australia Decides in 2020 with the song “Don’t Break Me” however this entry never made it to the contest due to the 2020 contest being cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Montaigne is currently working on her song for the 2021 contest, having received a song from Diane Warren.
Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 as part of celebrations marking 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster SBS has broadcast Eurovision in Australia since 1983. Australia’s best result to date came in 2016 Australia when Dami Im, with the song “Sound of Silence,” finished in 2nd place in the final scoring 511 points, just 23 points away from victory.
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained with the European Quiz and the One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. In addition, they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.
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