Austria: Zoë

Austria Zoe

 

 

This song boasts something that can be said of few tracks from this year’s cohort: it’s really rather pleasant. Zoë, one of the youngest contestants, is 19 years old and wrote this song with her dad, musician Christof Straub. Loin D’Ici isn’t a winner by any means, will probably come across sickly-sweet on stage, and there’s always the risk of missing those pesky high notes… but 20 acts do have to make the final, and this might as well be one of them.

Credit: ORF/Milenko Badzic


 

 

All Kinds of Everything: interview with Zoë


 Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

WINNER: Lordi

I liked the chorus of Hard Rock Hallelujah. Very catchy!

ABBA4 vs. Eurovision Song Contest 2014

TIEBREAK

A very difficult choice – ABBA since they are the best songwriters ever; Conchita because she stands for respect and tolerance.

What does the Austrian public think of Eurovision?

As winner of the Eurovision, Udo Jürgens has always been an icon in Austria since performing Merci, Cheri. In the 1980s and 1990s, it seems Austrians had a strange relationship with Eurovision… My father showed me some videos of that time – I think it wasn’t seen as “cool”, but since Loreen Austrians find Eurovision really cool, and since Conchita we really feel like a Eurovision country :)

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

Loreen with Euphoria, since it’s not only a great song and music production, but also performed by a beautiful and extremely talented singer in a breathtaking performance.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

I stand in the Superman pose because it gives me strength.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

It’s always different. Sometimes with my family, sometimes with friends. Last year, I watched it in a hotel after a concert in Salzburg, with my band.


 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Austria: 8 points

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 43 acts entering this year’s contest using the EBU’s scoring system (12, 10 and 8-1 points).