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!
Penomenal ang lola mo!