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Vienna and vineyards featured in ZOË's postcard

Marco Brey
Posted 6 April, 2016, 15:48

The team recording the official "postcards" introducing the 43 entries of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest has arrived in Vienna: Yesterday they toured several locations in and around the Austrian capital together with the country's representative ZOË. Check out our photo gallery and learn more about what you will see during the live shows this May!

The postcards in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest follow a unique concept that links the artists to their respective home countries. Thus, they are filmed in and around the places that are most familiar to them and that depict interesting facts of their country. A total of seven crews are touring Europe and Australia to make sure that all postcards are ready before the Semi-Finals in May.
Yesterday the material for the Austrian postcard has been filmed with ZOË in three locations: At Heldenplatz square and Schönbrunn castle right in the city, and in surrounding vineyards.
Director Robert Jitzmark explains: "The focus is on the artist and we have jointly selected the locations. Therefor we have tried to find angles that maybe have not been shown before - which is difficult, because everything here is so beautiful."
Watch some impressions from the Austrian postcard recording session below!

After all shots were recorded, ZOË commented: "Working with the team was really pleasant. Everything went smooth, 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."
How do you like ZOË's entry for Stockholm? Watch the official video of her song Loin d'ici below!
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ZOË during the postcard recording session © ORF/Milenko Badzic