• ZOË: Austria's 2016 Eurovision entry (Source Eurovision.tv) (Eurovision)Source: Eurovision
Austria's ZOË will sing 'Loin d’ici' at SEMI-FINAL 1 of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden.
Chris Zeiher

7 Apr 2016 - 4:59 PM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2016 - 2:54 PM

The flaming piano of 2015 has been doused and replaced by flowing frocks and flowers for Austria who are hoping to avoid the dreaded NUL POINT result of last year.  This inoffensive and sweet entry will be performed in French…yes, an Austrian entry in French – it’s Eurovision folks, anything goes!

ZOË does her best Thumbelina impersonation, dwarfed by oversized mushrooms and blooms, as she wanders through her chanson-inspired effort. 

Young ZOË recorded her first single at 4 years of age – so not lazy then – and wants her effort to make everyone “smile and simply feel good”.  Thanks ZOË but we’ll probably only be smiling with you once as this strong first semi will see the Austrian Thumbelina unable to escape her virtual forest of flowers.

Watch ZOË's official video for 'Loin d’ici':

Four Questions with ZOË

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
  1. A French song for Austria
  2. A song that takes the audience on a journey in a colorful fantasy world
  3. A song that is radiating positive vibes in a troubled world
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
  1. I can sleep for more than 12 hours
  2. I recorded my first single when I was 4 years old
  3. My boyfriend is half Swedish
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

Standing in "Superman-position" gives me strength

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

It was always my biggest dream to perform on the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest

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The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on SBS’s Eurovision Weekend - Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Grand Final Sunday 15 May, 7.30pm on SBS, with LIVE early morning broadcasts from 5am on Wednesday 11, Friday 13 and Sunday 15 May.

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