Australia’s X Factor winner Dami Im will sing the national anthem at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, the platinum-selling artist has confirmed.

The Korean-born singer, who romped to victory in the TV singing contest last year, told Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper that the invitation could not be turned down.

“I had a trip overseas planned, but when I was offered this incredible opportunity… I didn’t have to think twice,” the 25-year-old said.

Formula 1’s season opener is set to attract a number of domestic and international celebrities to the Albert Park venue, with the likes of crooner Lionel Richie, actress Michelle Rodriguez and her supermodel girlfriend Cara Develingne, actor Gerard Butler and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

The traditional Madza3 Celebrity Challenge race has also drawn in a number of domestic stars, including Robbie McEwen (Tour de France cyclist), Brett Emerton (premier league footballer), Lydia Lassila (winter Olympic medallist), Megan Washington (singer) and Charley Boorman (film director).

Image via The Herald

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