Gabriela Horn (born 25 January 1988), known professionally as Paenda (pronounced "panda"; stylised as Pænda and in all caps), 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]

Paenda in 2017
Paenda in 2017
Background information
Birth nameGabriela Horn
Born (1988-01-25) 25 January 1988 (age 35)
Deutschlandsberg, Styria, Austria
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
Years active2016–present
Paenda in 2019

Life and careerEdit

Horn 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] Horn records and writes all of her own songs.[6]


PAENDA at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Semi-final 2 dress rehearsal

In 2019, Horn 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][2][8] which finished second last with 21 points, and as a result did not qualify for the final.[9]

PAENDA at the Amadeus Music Award 2022



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

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
My Heart
  • Released: 27 November 2020
  • Label: Sick Kick Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download


Title Year Album
"Waves" 2016 Evolution I
"Good Girl" 2018
"Limits" 2019 Evolution II
"Like a Domino"
"Best of It" 2020 Non-album singles
"Want Me Not to Want You"
"Perfect Fit" My Heart
"Friend Zone"
"Lovers We Knew" 2021 Non-album singles
"Come Around"
(with Adam Bü & Moodygee)
"High and Dry"
"All 2 You"
(with Adam Bü & Moodygee featuring Riley Kun)
"Break My Stride"
(with Flip Capella)[11]


  1. ^ "Pænda startet für Österreich beim Song Contest". (in German). Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  2. ^ a b "Paenda revealed as Austria's hope for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019". 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  3. ^ "Pænda fährt für Österreich zum Song Contest. Wer ist sie?". Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  4. ^ a b "PÆNDA ist Pop aus Ottakring". 19 February 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  5. ^ "Gabriela". Soulmates (in German). 2012-08-23. Archived from the original on 2019-01-30. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  6. ^ "64. Song Contest: Paenda singt für Österreich". Kurier. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  7. ^ "Pænda startet für Österreich beim Song Contest". Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  8. ^ "Song Contest: Paenda singt für Österreich". 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  9. ^ "Second Semi-Final: Last 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final". 16 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Das ist unsere Song-Contest-Starterin PAENDA". Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  11. ^ "New music this week (part 2): Songs from Blind Channel, Achille Lauro, KEiiNO and more". wiwibloggs. 14 May 2023. Retrieved 21 May 2023.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pænda at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by