AUSTRIA – Gabriela Horn, known professionally as Paenda (often stylised as Pænda), is an Austrian singer, songwriter and music producer. She will represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Limits,” which will be released in March.
Pænda was born in January 1988, in Deutschlandsberg, Styria. She started singing in a choir in her home town at the age of six. At fourteen, she began songwriting and singing in various pop rock bands. She took guitar and piano lessons and moved to Vienna at age 20 to study pop and jazz music at the Vienna Music Institute [de], where she graduated with honors in 2013. She currently lives in Vienna, writing, composing and producing her music at her home studio. Pænda records and writes everything by herself.
In 2019, Pænda was chosen by a team of music experts and broadcaster ORF to represent Austria at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. She will be performing her song “Limits”.