As this year’s Eurovision Song Contest draws closer, participants are cramming in promo gigs — both at home and abroad. Earlier this week Zoë, Austria’s Eurovision 2016 starlet, performed her song “Loin d’ici” on the Austrian version of Dancing with the Stars. The show, hosted by Eurovision 2015 co-host Mirjam Weichselbraun, saw Zoë rocking a new outfit with some updated staging. She’s not resting on her laurels — she is turning up the heat and setting them on fire!
ZOË – “LOIN D’ICI” LIVE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS AUSTRIA
Those of you who dislike Barbie’s doll house will be pleased to know that Zoë is busy toning it down ahead of Stockholm.
During her interview with wiwibloggs at Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam, she alluded that her staging at Eurovision will be far less pink than her show in the Austrian national final, Wer singt für Österreich.
Does this performance give away any clues?
The staging begins with a night sky, much like the one in her official video. There’s some interaction between Zoë and the elements on the LED screen behind her. The entire performance is definitely less magenta, but Zoë still shines — and, yes, she is still burning calories on that treadmill!
Who says paradise is warm? Toward the end of the performance we see some new snowfall, which adds to the ambience. Inevitably, pieces of the snow confetti end up in her mouth — but that doesn’t faze Zoë in the slightest. Professional!
Zoë also donned a new frock. It’s a little more casual but still manages ooze elegance and femininity — just like the singer herself.
In her post-performance interview with Mirjam and the other host, Klaus Eberhartinger, Zoë reflected on her Eurovision journey so far, particularly with the overwhelming response to her performance at Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam and at Israel Calling in Tel Aviv.
She said: “It is unbelievable what the public there does and what kind of energy they give an artist. It’s something that I’ve never experienced before.”