Led into glory by Guy Sebastian last year as Australia's very first Eurovision contestant, Australia has once again been invited back to compete in the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
This year, 27-year-old Korean-Australian singer and Season 5 X-Factor Australia winner Dami Im will represent our fine country in Stockholm for the 2016 competition. Since winning X-Factor, Im has gone on to score a #1 single on the ARIA Singles Chart with Alive, as well as a #1 album with her self-titled second record.
As SBS reports, Im was announced as the Australian contestant last night at Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst's From Vienna With Love concert, with none other than Sebastian present to welcome Im to the stage.
Im says, "I truly believe that the Australian public and Eurovision fans around the world are going to love the song I will be performing in Sweden. I cannot wait to showcase it to the world and represent Australia to the best of my ability!"
Im's performance has the potential to crack her into the European market — a feat Sebastian achieved after his top five scoring at Eurovision last year.
Check out last night's announcement below.
Club Sapphire, Merimbula
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra
South Sydney Juniors, Kingsford
Castle Hill RSL, Castle Hill
Belmont 16's, Belmont
Club Central Hurstville, Hurstville
North Sydney Leagues, Cammeray
The Cube, Campbelltown
Laycock Street Theatre, North Gosford
Orange Ex Services Club, Orange
Wrest Point, Sandy Bay
Wentworthville Leagues Club, Wentworthville
Country Club, Prospect
Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside
Twin Towns, Tweed Heads
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
The Events Centre, Caloundra
The Capital, Bendigo Performing Arts Centre, Bendigo
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
Panthers, Port Macquarie
C.Ex Coffs, Coffs Harbour
Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley