‘Dreamer’ – The inspirational memoir from Australian singing sensation and Eurovision grand-finalist Dami Im

From her very first appearance auditioning for The X Factor in 2013, Dami Im showed the power of her unforgettable voice. As she made her way through the rounds, we learned more about this Brisbane music student with the impressive talent and electric stage presence. When she was announced the winner, her fans, the Dami Army, were right behind her. Three years later at Eurovision, Dami topped the judges’ vote and narrowly came in second overall, taking Australia to its highest-ever placing and gaining fans all over the world.

How this shy Korean-born Australian girl, who started school with very little English and kept her dream of becoming an entertainer to herself, became a global sensation is a story of sacrifice, determination and talent. 

Behind the scenes, however, some in the music industry had tried to change her, pressuring her to do as she was told and sweeping aside her creative input. Dami didn’t give in – she refused to compromise her values and stood up for herself and her vision. Now, she has emerged as the artist she was always destined to be.

‘Dreamer’ is an inspiring story of faith, family, determination and talent, and a powerful reminder that dreams can come true.’

Source: https://www.hachette.com.au/dami-im/dreamer

Book Review:

‘Dami Im was an aspiring singer-songwriter and pianist when she auditioned on The X Factor in 2013. Mentored by Dannii Minogue, she would go on to win. From that time on, her life changed as audiences discovered her incredible voice and her electric stage presence.

One of Australia’s greatest musical talents, Dami is a long way from the girl born in Seoul who came to Australia on what she thought was a holiday only to find out, when she started school – not speaking a word of English – that she was here to stay. Throughout her high school and university years she fostered the talent and developed the skills that have seen her rise to the top of her profession and win a legion of fans who call themselves the Dami Army.

Dami is a true artist – a technically great singer and musician – who has the respect of both the industry and her fans. But that wasn’t enough to help her forge the path she wanted to be on. In the years since The X Factor she has seen her ambitions squashed and creativity not just ignored but discouraged. But with the 2021 release of her album MY REALITY she emerged as the artist she was destined to be.

‘Dreamer’ is Dami’s story of fighting for your dreams and never losing belief in yourself, of not compromising your values even as those around you try to make you. It will be the story Dami’s fans have always longed to hear and which she is now ready to tell, so she can inspire others to not only dream but pursue those dreams through great challenges.’

Source: https://themusicnetwork.com/dami-im-dreamer/