|Zoë in an interview at the seventh edition|
|Birth name||Zoë Straub|
|Label||Global Rockstar Music|
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.
Life and career
1996–2014: Early life
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 Lycée Français de Vienne (French High School of Vienna), where she studied for nine years.
2015–present: Career beginnings, Debut and Eurovision Song Contest
Straub appeared on ORF television series Vorstadtweiber in 2015. She also competed in the Austrian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, where she eventually placed third with the song "Quel filou", written by Straub herself and her father, Christof Straub. She performed live at Rathausplatz while Vienna was serving as the host city of Eurovision Song Contest 2015. 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 Song Contest 2016, and on 12 February 2016 she emerged as the winner of the national final and therefore represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 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. In Eurovision 2017 she was a member of the Austrian jury for Semi-final 2 and for the Grand Final. In December 2017, it was announced that she would serve as a judge in the Sammarinese national selection event for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018,
2018: Europa Song Contest
On 9 July 2018, ORF officially announced that Straub was internally selected to represent the country in the contest with the song "Heartbreaker".
She lives in Vienna with her boyfriend Kaspar Leuhusen whom she met in 2010.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Je m'en fous"||—||—||—|
|"Mon cœur a trop aimé"||12||—||—|
|"La nuit des merveilles"||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes a single that did not chart or were not released.|