Korean singer shakes social media after X-Factor performance
X-Factor contestant Dami Im has blown away judges and viewers in Australia tonight after she performed U2’s classic hit One.
Im, who is known for her shy persona, took a 360 degree turn to shock not only the judges but flip social media upside down.
‘Dami’ was not only a trending term in Australia but her highlight photo on the X-Factor’s official Facebook page had more than triple the ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ of other contestants from the show. U2’s One also sky rocketed back into the iTune’s chart at 72 after the show.
Her mentor, Dannii Minogue who helped put together One Direction on the UK’s X-Factor, labelled Im as her ‘secret weapon’ to win the show.
“I gave her a song that I thought everyone in the world knew but apparently not,” Minogue said.
“This girl has not heard of U2’s One.”
Other judges raised concerns whether her mentor was taking a gamble by picking a song Im had never heard.
“That was amazing, where did you come from?” LMFAO’s Redfoo stuttered after taking a moment to digest the performance.
“She sang it like she wrote it.” He said.
Judge Nat Bass agreed and said it was the ‘best performance of the night’.
The Korean-born singer returned to the show after another contestant withdrew from the competition. Im impressed both Dannii and Kylie Minogue in the top 24 round before being chosen to go to the live shows this week.
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Photo: X-Factor Australia Facebook page