Review: Paenda- ‘Limits’ (Austria)

Artist: Paenda

Song: Limits

Country: Austria

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

Ranking: 34th

Betting Odds: 251/1

Austria choose Paenda to represent them at Eurovision 2019 through an internal selection process a few months back. A few weeks’ later and they revealed that she would sing the song ‘Limits’ Find out what we made of her music.

When I heard that the title of the track was going to be ‘Limits’, I couldn’t help but think of the 2Unlimited song ‘No Limits’. On listening to ‘Limits’ for the first time, I realised that it couldn’t be further from that 90s dance floor filler. Instead of a quick tempo dance track, Paenda has slowed things down significantly and is serving us an emotional ballad for Tel Aviv.

Paenda definitely has one of the most unique voices in this years field of competitors. However I think as the old cliche goes it’s quite marmite and you are either going to love it or hate it. With her trademark blue hair, Paenda trills her way through the impassioned ‘Limits’. Her high pitched voice has an admirable fragility to it that is very effective in conveying the moving message in the song.

The song kinda reminds me of the song ‘Hideaway’ by the singer Kiesza. While the music video looks like a breast cancer awareness advert. If you want to find out more about the singer, check out 10 Things About…Paenda. The lyrics to the song are available here and you can check out the song below.

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