Back in January, it was announced that Austrian singer-songwriter and producer PÆNDA will be representing Austria in Tel-Aviv at the Eurovision Song Contest this year, and now, she has showed us what her “Limits” for the grandiose contest sounds like.
PÆNDA has released her ballad, which is part of her new album “Evolution II”, with an accompanying music video – and it will surely divide audiences in Israel. According to the 31-year-old musician, this special number tells the story of how she pushed beyond all the limits in her zeal and passion for music to the point of full exhaustion.
Being aware of the moments where I needed a break was a process for me. It was a long and at times difficult road to learning my own limits.
Watch the official music video for PÆNDA’s Eurovision song “Limits” below:
This year, Austria will be participating for the 52nd time at the Eurovision Song Contest. The country has won the title twice, and last year, Cesar Sampson helped them secure third place with “Nobody But You”.
To win the show, PÆNDA will have to gain more points than the other 41 countries that are competing. Announced acts so far for this years Eurovision Song Contest are Srbuk for Armenia, Tamta for Cyprus, Jonida Maliqi for Albania, Eliot for Belgium, Miki for Spain, Serhat for San Marino, Duncan Laurence for The Netherlands, Tamara Todevska for North Macedonia, Michela Pace for Malta, Bilal Hassani for France, Lake Malawi for the Czech Republic, PÆNDA for Austria, Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman for Finland. Michael Rice for the United Kingdom, Sergey Lazarev for Russia, Mahmood for Italy, Kate Miller-Heidke for Australia, D-Moll for Montenegro, Kobi Marimi for Israel, Katerine Duska for Greece, Joci Pápai for Hungary, Jurijus for Lithuania, Leonora for Denmark, S!sters for Germany, Ester Peony for Romania, Victor Crone for Estonia, Roko for Croatia, Carousel for Latvia, Tulia for Poland, Hatari for Iceland, Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl for Slovenia, KEiiNO for Norway, Nevena Bozovic for Serbia, Conan Osíris for Portugal, Oto Nemsadze for Georgia, Anna Odobescu for Moldova, Luca Hänni for Switzerland, John Lundwick for Sweden, Zena for Belarus and Sarah McTernan for Ireland. The other countries are expected to reveal their acts in the forthcoming days.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel after Netta won last year with the song “Toy”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 14 May and 16 May with the Grand Final taking place on 18 May. A total of 41 countries will compete in the contest.