Within three months, Australians saw the transformation of Dami Im from a bubbly piano teacher to a star and winner of TV singing competition The X Factor Australia last year.
The South Korean-born singer has just released her second album, Heart Beats , with songs she wrote herself. What's worth noting is that Im mostly taught herself to sing before completing a master's degree in jazz singing. Pick a singer you want to sound like, one with good technique.
Record yourself singing their songs and try to sound like them. Im is a K-pop fan, and she started copying BoA's singing when she was For her, singing isn't technical or theoretical. And you are your own best teacher. No one else can teach you how to control your body. If you want to sound as good as Bom from 2NE1, you're not going to get there in a day.
Im says it's important to keep trying. One time, she recorded a single line more than times. And although she won the X Factor within a couple of months, she's been building her skills since she started playing the piano at age five. And the biggest lesson she learnt from classical music? In TV singing competitions, people vote for many reasons. They might like the way someone looks, or be put off by a certain type of music. So the way it turns out is pretty much out of your control.
What's far more important is keeping the right attitude. I will just try my best and learn something new," says Im. I think I brought diversity into the music industry. And I'm proud of that. Young Post covers the latest news, views and stories on Hong Kong students, school life, sport and local education, as well as keeping tabs on what's hot and what's not. YP's lucky entertainment girl who gets to meet all the celebs and watch movies before they come out.
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Against the Current came back to Hong Kong and delivered a fun but slack show. So how do you go from wannabe to winner? Im told Young Post just how: Copy those who've already succeeded Pick a singer you want to sound like, one with good technique. Video of Dami Im - Gladiator. This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as. To post comments please log in register or Login with facebook. About Young Post Young Post covers the latest news, views and stories on Hong Kong students, school life, sport and local education, as well as keeping tabs on what's hot and what's not.More...