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Dami Im & Guy Sebastian deliver at Commonwealth Closing Ceremony

The curtain came down on the 2018 Commonwealth Games earlier today, with a spectacular closing ceremony held at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.  A host of Australia’s finest musicians performed at the event including two former Eurovision participants – Guy Sebastian & Dami Im.
Guy Sebastian took to the floor to perform his singles Like It Like That and Bloodstone, in a set which included fellow Australian Idol entrants Ricki Lee & Anthony Callea.   His performance went down well with viewers who complimented both his vocals and stage presense.

Unfortunately, there was no Tonight Again in Guy’s set list which no doubt would have caused some disappointment to many.

Later on in the ceremony, Dami performed a gorgeous version of Sia’s ‘Alive’ which also went down a storm on social media – many of whom suggesting her rendition was better than the original.

Global audience of 1.5 billion

It is believed that the closing ceremony was seen by an estimated 1.5 billion viewers around the world – a staggering number in comparison to Eurovision’s 204 million.  Besides Guy & Dami,  other performers included The Veronica’s, Thandi Phoneix and Samantha Jade.
Four years ago, Australia’s 2018 veteren Jessica Mauboy also performed at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony as she showed the world everything Australia had to offer. Jessica sung Eurovision interval track “Sea of Flags” and “I Believe – Anything is Possible”.
Maybe we’ll see the likes of Samantha Jade and The Veronicas, who also performed tonight, represent Australia in years to come?”


  1. Yes Dami Im and Guy slayed at the games and are 2 of our best voices.
    Its a no brainer why they were both chosen for Eurovision and did so well.
    But both are under done in OZ, people just don\’t Appreciate there Genre of Music.
    There voices are amazing especially Damis voice.
    Australians do not deserve Damis artistry, she is in a league of her own, yet Sony Music treat her like a piece of S………… and I never talk like that usually but this is a very very rare occasion.
    Sony Music OZ you have a lot to answer for your Ineptitude and lack of support for this amazing artist.

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