Dami Im joins Australia’s Biggest Singalong
Dami Im, Mitch Tambo, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont join in SBS singalong special.
Upcoming SBS / NITV special Australia’s Biggest Singalong! has added a number of special guests.
Eurovision star Dami Im will perform Little River Band’s hit Help Is On Its Way with the help of Auslan choir The Nepean CAPA Signing Choir. First Nations entertainer Mitch Tambo will sing an acoustic version of You’re The Voice in Gamilaraay language (which he previously performed on Australia’s Got Talent and Fire Fight Australia) and country music singers Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont will duet on the John Williamson anthem True Blue from Wang Wauk NSW.
Dami Im said: “I’m so excited to join such a special event. It’s an honour to be singing Help Is On It’s 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.”
Mitch Tambo said: “I’m really looking forward to Australia’s Biggest Singalong! 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.”
Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont said: “When we heard about Australia’s Biggest Singalong! we thought what a fantastic idea! Singing makes people happy, listening to people sing makes people happy, there should be more singing, particularly after the last couple of crazy years, the world can use any little bit of help to spread smiles. We’re stoked to be part of this event and hopefully help bring a bit of laughter and joy through a good old singalong.”
In front of a live crowd at Sydney’s Town Hall, the Pub Choir team led by choirmaster Astrid Jorgensen will teach Australia how to sing Hunters and Collectors iconic anthem Throw Your Arms Around Me. Hosts Julia Zemiro and Miranda Tapsell will welcome singer-songwriter and
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, homelessness or for the sheer joy of it. The Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir will join live from Cairns with a mesmerising performance 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 lead the Sunshine Sounds Community Choir in a rendition of Sounds of Then (This Is Australia) by Gang Gajang.
To join the live event at Sydney Town Hall on Saturday 5 June, please visit sbs.com.au/singalong for more information.
Australia’s Biggest Singalong! is produced by Artemis Media.
Saturday 5 June at 8.30pm AEST on SBS / NITV.