For Dami Im, 2019 has been a year filled with major career highlights.
She released the Live Sessions LP at the start of the year, joined Human Nature on their 30-year anniversary national tour, performed at the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival and released her first single since 2016, titled Crying Underwater.
Live Sessions showcases Im's strength as a performer - in particular her vocals and power behind a piano.
The LP features live recordings of Im's biggest songs including Super Love and tracks from her 2018 album I Hear a Song.
Now Im, who rose to national prominence after winning television talent show The X Factor in 2013, is embarking on her own national tour which will make a stop at Wests Nelson Bay Diggers on Friday, October 25.
The Dreamer Tour shows will see Im and band on stage performing an array of the her hits, power ballads and a mix of new material.
Im is also set to bust out her international Eurovision smash hit Sound of Silence. Representing Australia in the international music contest in 2016, Im impressed judges with her powerful rendition of Sound of Silence to place second.
"I love performing my songs live. It's the only time I can connect with each person on such an intimate level as I share the deepest parts of me," Im said.
"I've always felt most confident when I'm on stage performing and it's been a dream of mine to live this life as a performer.
"It's going to be a very special tour where I get to show my musical evolution as I sing my previous repertoire as well as the new music that I've been working on this year."
After winning The X Factor, Im released a self-titled debut album and single, Alive, both of which debuted at number one on the ARIA charts.
Since then the classically trained singer-songwriter has released three more albums and performed all over the world.
Im released Crying Underwater in September. She said the song was about feeling sad and isolated but having to put on a mask for other people.
"There is so much pressure in today's society to always look happy so we end up feeling like we're not allowed to talk about how we really feel. Just like you're crying underwater," she said.
Tickets to see Im in Nelson Bay are on sale now at westsnewcastle.com.au. Tickets start at $55.