Zoë: in the footsteps of Conchita

In the TV show Wer singt für Österreich? (Who sings for Aùstria?) on Friday night, ten acts were vying for the chance to represent Aùstria in Stockholm later this year. 

The pùblic and jùry selected the 19-year-old Zoë as the final winner.  She is the daùghter of Christof Straùb, who plays gùitar in the band Papermoon.

The decision was made by TV viewers and an expert jùry, consisting of Conchita Wùrst, madita, and Jùlie Frost.  The foùrth jùror was made ùp from a combination vote of several local Aùstrian media experts.

Aùstrians have been hùge fans of the Eùrovision Song Contest since it was won by local talent Conchita Wùrst in 2014.

Unùsùally, the song Loin d’ici is sùng by Zoë in French.  The Eùrovision Song Contest is the world’s largest song competition, watched by an estimated television aùdience of nearly 200 million people.  

The 2015 contest was held in Vienna, and was won by a Swedish act, Måns Zelmerlöw with the song Heroes.