Is Dami Im a lock for the Eurovision final, or will Australia hear more than one “Sound of Silence”? Country: Australia Song Title: “Sound of Silence” Artist: Dami Im Second Semi-Final: Position 10 Last year’s entry: “Tonight Again” – Guy Sebastian (5th Place) Last year, Australia got their debut as a real live Eurovision competitor instead of just an interval act. They had the benefit of an automatic bye to the final round1. Last year’s entry, “Tonight Again”, felt like it was pulling as much from current music trends (Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” in particular), and it got a warm reception and 5th place overall. Now that there’s no automatic placement, how does this year’s entry fare now that all the other competitors have been revealed? Australia hasn’t made any changes to the song since it first debuted, but they were near the end of the deadline for countries to reveal their entries in the first place, so I didn’t expect any last minute updates. I’m always surprised by how far down in the rankings this song comes in my own rankings of the entries in the second semi-final; it’s nice, but there are a lot of great entries alongside it that […]
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