Paenda

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Paenda
PÆNDA Waves Vienna 2017 j.jpg
Background information
Birth nameGabriela Horn
Born (1988-01-25) 25 January 1988 (age 31)
Deutschlandsberg, Styria, Austria
GenresElectropop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
Years active2016–present
Websitehttps://paendaofficial.com/

Gabriela Horn (born 25 January 1988), known professionally as Paenda (often stylised as PÆNDA), is an Austrian singer, songwriter and music producer. She represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Limits", which was released on 8 March.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Pænda was born in January 1988, in Deutschlandsberg, Styria. She started singing in a choir in her home town at the age of six.[3] At fourteen, she began songwriting and singing in various pop rock bands.[4] 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.[5] She currently lives in Vienna, writing, composing and producing her music at her home studio.[4] Pænda records and writes everything by herself.[6]

Eurovision[edit]

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 performed her song "Limits",[7][8][9] which finished second last with 21 points, and as a result did not quality for the final.[10]

Paenda profile

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

Title Details
Evolution I
Evolution II
  • Released: 26 April 2019
  • Label: Wohnzimmer
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Waves" 2015 Evolution I
"Good Girl" 2018
"Paper-thin"
"Limits" 2019 Evolution II

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pænda startet für Österreich beim Song Contest". oe3.ORF.at (in German). Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  2. ^ "Paenda revealed as Austria's hope for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019". ESCXTRA.com. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  3. ^ "Pænda fährt für Österreich zum Song Contest. Wer ist sie?". derStandard.at. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  4. ^ a b "PÆNDA ist Pop aus Ottakring". MeinBezirk.at. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  5. ^ "Gabriela". Soulmates (in German). 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  6. ^ "64. Song Contest: Paenda singt für Österreich". Kurier.at. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  7. ^ "Pænda startet für Österreich beim Song Contest". oe3.ORF.at. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  8. ^ "Paenda revealed as Austria's hope for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019". ESCXTRA.com. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  9. ^ "Song Contest: Paenda singt für Österreich". DiePresse.com. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  10. ^ "Second Semi-Final: Last 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Das ist unsere Song-Contest-Starterin PAENDA". heute.at. Retrieved 2019-01-29.

External links[edit]

Media related to Pænda at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Cesár Sampson
with "Nobody but You"
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent