Pænda, officially known as Gabriela Horn, is an Austrian singer. She was born in Deutschlandberg, Styria. Gabriela 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 at age 20 and studied pop and jazz music at the Vienna Music Institute, where she graduated with honors in 2013. Her first single “Waves”, released in late 2016, attracted some attention and was played on several Austrian radio stations. A year later, in January 2018, the second single “Good Girl “was released, soon followed by her debut album “Evolution I”. The album was received positively by the Austrian media. Her third single “Paper-thin” was released in early May 2018. In 2019, she represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Limits”. Although she did not reach the final, she was able to release no less than three other singles in the same year.
She currently lives in Vienna, where she composes, writes and sets music in her home studio.  In her recordings she plays all the instruments herself, in live performances she is accompanied by her sister and a friend.  In addition to her music career, she works as a singing teacher for pop at the music school in Leobersdorf.