Zoë Straub

Zoë Straub (born 1 December 1996), known professionally as Zoë, stylized as ZOË, is an Austrian singer, songwriter and actress. She represented Austria with the song “Loin d’ici” in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 and placed thirteenth in the grand final.

Zoë Straub was born in the Austrian capital,Vienna, to musician parents, Christof Straub and Roumina Straub (born Wilfling), on 1 December 1996. At the age of six, she featured in a song by her parents’ musical project, Papermoon,called “Doop Doop (Baby Remix)”.In 2007, Straub participated in the Austrian reality singing competition Kiddy Contest, where she covered “Engel ohne Flügel”, originally performed by Mark Medlock, a German singer, while she was attending Lycee Francais de Vienna(French High School of Vienna), where she studied for nine years.

Straub appeared on ORF television series Vorstadtweiber in 2015. She also competed in the Austrian national final for the Eurovision Cong Contetst 2015, where she eventually placed third with the song “Quel filou”, written by Straub herself and her father, Christof Straub. In October 2015, she released her début album Debut.

On 12 January 2016, she was announced as one of the participants of the Austrian national final for the Eurovision Scong Contetst 2016, and on 12 February 2016 she emerged as the winner of the national final and therefore represented Austria in the Eurovision Scong Contets 2016 with the song “Loin d’ici” in Stockholm, Sweden;qualified for the grand final where she placed 13th in total and 8th in televoting. On 29 April 2016, she released a reissued version of Debut.

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