This year’s Austrian representative, Zoë, has recorded her official postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
The Swedish team recording the postcards arrived in Vienna yesterday, and toured several locations around the Austrian capital with Zoë before deciding on the locations for her scenes. Together, they decided on filming at Heldenplatz square, the picturesque Schönbrunn Castle and the beautiful vineyards in the Austrian countryside.
Director Robert Jitzmark says about their choices:
The focus is on the artist and we have jointly selected the locations. Therefore we have tried to find angles that maybe have not been shown before – which is difficult, because everything here is so beautiful.
Once filming had finished, Zoë commented:
Working with the team was really pleasant. Everything went smoothly, especially time-wise, and it was fun. Finally, I was able to enjoy and see Vienna again, like a tourist in my own city. Moreover I am so happy about the gorgeous weather – it couldn’t have been better.
In the pictures released, Zoë wears two different outfits. The first is a mid-length yellow summer dress, made out of a lacy material. The second is a peasant dress in the Austrian colours of red and white, not dissimilar to the traditional dirndl style. Zoë finishes this look with white stilettos and an undone top button. Her make up for the entire shoot was natural and flattering.
This year’s postcards follow a unique narrative as they introduce each artist in their homeland. They are filmed in and around places that are familiar to them and illustrate interesting facts about not only the competing countries but also the hobbies and personal lives of the competing singers. Seven crews in total are touring Europe and Australia to ensure the postcards are ready for Eurovision week in May.
Zoë was chosen to represent Austria out of ten acts, and will do so in the first semi final on the 10th May 2016.