Dami Im
Dami Im
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 17 October 1988
Age 30
Hometown Daisy Hill, Queensland, Australia
Occupation Former music and singing teacher


Category Over 24s
Mentor Dannii Minogue
Placement Winner (1/12)
Dami Im (born 17 October 1988) is a South Korean-born Australian singer. She auditioned for Season 5 of The X Factor Australia and made it all the way to the final as part of the Over 24s category mentored by Dannii Minogue.

Due to the eliminations of Cat Vas and Barry Southgate, Im was the only act left in her category. She was crowned the winner defeating Taylor Henderson from the Boys category mentored by Ronan Keating.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "Hero" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Free choice "I'm with You" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Free choice "Next to Me" Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Free choice "Jolene" Eliminated but reinstated
Judges' houses Free choice "If I Were a Boy" Advanced
Week 1 Judges' choice "One" Safe
Week 2 Legends "Purple Rain" Safe
Week 3 Top 10 hits "Don't Leave Me This Way" Safe
Week 4 Latest and greatest "Roar" Safe
Week 5 Rock "Best of You" Safe
Week 6 Family heroes "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Safe
Week 7 Judges' challenge "Clarity" Safe
Week 8 Aussie week "You're the Voice" Safe
Week 9: Semi final Power and passion "Saving All My Love for You" Safe
"Wrecking Ball"
Week 10: Final Audition songs "Hero" Winner
Last shot songs "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
Winner's single "Alive"
Final results Best moment of the live shows songs "Purple Rain"

Post The X Factor Australia

She is renowned for her cruel loss in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Having been named as the follow up entry to Guy Sebastian for Australia, after his success made Australia a permanent competitor, she sang the ballad "The Sound of Silence", which clearly won the jury section, by 109 points over Ukraine, but was only 4th with the public, with 133 points fewer than Ukraine, who won as a result, leaving Australia second in the first song contest where the public and jury votes were both awarded separately.

Australia Season 5 Finalists
Adira-BelleBarry SouthgateCat VasDami ImEllie LovegroveJai WaetfordJiordan TolliJoelle HadjiaJTROmar DeanTaylor HendersonThird Degree
The X Factor Australia Winners
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