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Alarm Pop: Dami Im slays with ‘Gladiator’


Dami walked onto the X Factor Australia stage this time last year as a shy, awkward singer with a surprisingly big voice. Now she’s armed and ready for the pop colosseum with her epic third single ‘Gladiator’.

The Korean-born Aussie chanteuse took out the competition last year with mentor Dannii Minogue by her side. She swiftly became the first ever Aussie X Factor winner to claim both a #1 single and album.

‘Gladiator’ is a huge pop ballad that sounds like something you would expect Sia to write for Katy Perry. Here we see Dami try on different melodic shapes in the verses before letting rip on the seismic chorus.

Okay, Ms Dami. You better go get ’em.

Naomi Campbell

Dami co-wrote ‘Gladiator’ with Swedish songwriting/production team Trinity, who have worked with Jedward in the past. The song is about chivalrous devotion and fighting to win someone over.

She sings, ‘Never gonna give up, I will let nobody harm ya. I will fight for your love, like a gladiator!’.

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