Wednesday, 2 May 2012

ESC 2012, semi-final 2 - Lithuania

Donatas Montvydas (born October 22, 1987), better known by his stage name Donny Montell, is a Lithuanian singer-songwriter who will represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

Donny was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. Donny's interest in music began at a young age. He started performing publicly at age of six when his vocal teacher let him to participate in the contest for young singers Dainų Dainelė (The song of the Songs), singing Aš Kiškelis Mažas.

Donny was highly influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury.

Donny particpated several times at the Lithuanian national final for the ESC:
  • 2009: I Remember Last Time, 2nd
  • 2009: Dainu Daina, a duett with Rosita Civilyte, stranded in the semi-finals
  • 2010: Running Fast, Disqualified
  • 2011: Let Me, 5th
  • 2011: Best Friends, a duett with Sasha Son, 10th
  • 2012: Love Is Blind, 1st

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