“Limits”, the Austrian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been revealed this morning by ORF.
ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster, has this morning released the nations entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. “Limits” is set to be performed by up and coming artist PAENDA, who was internally selected for the contest in Tel Aviv.
“Limits” was selected to represent Austria at Eurovision after Eberhard Forcher listened to the singers up and coming album. She had originally been approached about taking part in the contest, but her original song for the selection wasn’t deemed to be up to standard by ORF. It was only when Eberhard heard “Limits” that she returned in to contention.
Who is PAENDA?
PAENDA has been writing songs since she was 14 years old, after realising music was more than just a hobby she moved to Vienna to study jazz and popular singing. Since 2015 she has been performing under the name PAENDA.
She released her debut album “EVOLUTION I” in early 2018 to critical acclaim. PAENDA’s second album, titled “EVOLUTION II”, will be released on April 26, 2019.
Austria debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957, Bob Martin represented the country on their debut, but finished in last place scoring just 3 points. The country has gone on to finish last in the contest on 8 occasions. Austria has won the contest on two occasions, the first being in 1966 when Udo Jürgen performed “Merci, Cherie”. It was 48 years later than Austria won again when Conchita Wurst performed “Rise Like a Phoenix” scoring a total of 290 points.