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Olivier Rocher from France
I just don’t get all this early enthusiasm for this song. Of course, it’s in French and I should feel flattered, but the lyrics are as outdated as the music or the staging to be expected. As far as I’m concerned “Loin D’ici” is like a childish song that couldn’t even be played in a 2016 kindergarten! Zoë has a great voice, for sure, and does enjoy performing the song, but we are decades away from Conchita or even the Makemakes. Given the current odds, Austria is expected to qualify. Sorry but it’s not my choice..,
Luka Popovic from Serbia
Well at least it’s not in English. Zoe has a nice voice but somehow I think this song is a bit forgettable and outdated. I generally like the rhythm of the song but I’m not sure whether people will remember it after listening to another seventeen entries, or more if it qualifies to the final. It also seems very repetitive. It reminds me of Eurovision entries from around ten years ago.
Jaime Solloso from Spain
Playing to the audience, Zoë is what I would expect to hear on a long drive through the country. A nice and sophisticated melody, it strikes the right balance between a classical and a pop tune. It’s in French, a little girly in style. Picture a 14 year old in pigtail on stage and this song gives that image. The drawback is it gets rather repetitive after a while and does have sounds which start irritating you but it is a lovely song. It’s no Conchita, although I think Conchita is almost impossible to replicate. A great voice no doubt and very much a decent number but when you consider what has been playing lately at Eurovision, this is very much in a totally different style.
*oikopanel is consisted of Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece), Morten Kaiser (Denmark), Jaime Solloso (Spain), Olivier Rocher (France), Victor Cruz Lafuente (Spain), Luka Popovic (Serbia), Alenka Alexandrovic (Switzerland) and Andreas Athanasiou (Greece)