Dami Im has cast doubt on whether she wants to return to the Eurovision Song Contest, having previously announced plans for a return.
Speaking on ABC Wide Bay Breakfast, Dami Im has cast doubt on whether she will return to the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2020 the singer announced on the Eurovision – Australia Decides stage that she would compete in 2021, however, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted those plans.
In an interview this morning she explained that:
Look that’s been a really long story now, because I did announce officially that I was going to come back in 2021, which was this year, because last years got canceled it got moved to this year. So whether that decision sort of just evaporated so it was now going, do I want to go back next year, or do I not. It’s such a big commitment I am just not sure if I am ready to do that just quite yet.
Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 submissions closed at the end of September. The selection which was first held in 2019 will feature ten artists with the winner determined by 50% televoting and 50% jury voting. The final will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 26, hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst.
Source: SBS | Source: Aussievision
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.