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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

Dami Im and Mitch Tambo will join Julia Zemiro for 'Australia's Biggest Singalong!' on SBS

Australia's Eurovision powerhouse Dami Im, together with 'Eurovision - Australia Decides 2020' entrant Mitch Tambo are set join other Australian artists in an Australian television first, 'Australia's Biggest Singalong!' live on SBS on Saturday June 5 at 8.30pm AEST.

They will be joined by previous Eurovision commentator for Australia, Julia Zemiro, and Miranda Tapsell who will be hosting the show.

Everyone is invited to join in to learn some classic Australian songs. 'Australia's Biggest Singalong' is a two-hour live event, at Sydney’s Town Hall, guided by Pub Choir choirmaster, Astrid Jorgensen, who will teach everyone to sing a timeless Aussie classic, 'Throw Your Arms Around Me' by the legendary Hunters and Collectors.

Hosts Julia Zemiro and Miranda Tapsell will welcome singer-songwriter and Eurovision royalty Dami Im to the stage to perform Little River Band’s classic hit ‘Help Is On Its Way’ with the help of Auslan choir The Nepean CAPA High School Signing Choir.

In an chat with SBS Dami shared how she cannot wait for the event:

“I’m so excited to join such a special event. It’s an honour to be singing ‘Help Is On Its Way’, which takes on new depths of meaning after the year we’ve all had. I hope 'Australia’s Biggest Singalong!' reminds people that singing is for everyone, no matter where you’re from or what ability you have.”

First Nations entertainer Mitch Tambo, who previously competed at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides 2020' with the song 'Together', will sing a powerful acoustic version of ‘You’re The Voice’ in Gamilaraay language and will be joined by the S2S Squad youth choir.

Mitch Tambo spoke to SBS and shared what will be his highlight of the show :

“The highlight for me will be being backed by the S2S Squad youth choir on stage, to celebrate and honour my culture. This is the most exciting part for me as I have massive passion for youth as they are our future leaders. I’m really thankful to SBS for their continued support of me and my journey and giving me a platform again to share my music,”

They will be joined by country music legends Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont. They will be singing a special performance of the John Williamson anthem ‘True Blue’ from Wang Wauk NSW.

'Australia’s Biggest Singalong!' is a celebration of the power of music and the broadcast will feature community choirs from around the country, reflecting on what singing means to them – be it connection to country, tackling mental health issues and homelessness or for the sheer joy of it.

The Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir will join live from Cairns and they will also perform a mesmerising rendition of ‘Birinyi’. ‘Birinyi’ is a new song based on the ancient story of Yurrbin, the creation of the Great Barrier Reef, as shared by Gimuy Walubara Yidinji elder, Gudju Gudju.

Singer-songwriter Katie Noonan will also lead the Sunshine Sounds Community Choir in a rendition of ‘Sounds of Then (This Is Australia)’ by Gang Gajang.

'Australia’s Biggest Singalong!' premieres on Saturday June 5, at 8.30pm AEST, live on SBS, NITV and on SBS On Demand.


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