Andrius Pojavis

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Andrius Pojavis
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Andrius Pojavis at a press conference four days before the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Background information
Born (1983-11-25) 25 November 1983 (age 30)
Jurbarkas, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
Genres Indie rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2012–present

Andrius Pojavis, (born 25 November 1983 in Jurbarkas, Lithuanian SSR, USSR) is a Lithuanian singer-songwriter. On 20 December 2012, he was selected to represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, which was held in Malmö, Sweden on 18 May 2013.[1]

Early career[edit]

Pojavis began singing at a young age, and during high school he played in a band called "No Hero". After graduating from high school, Pojavis moved to Vilnius where he graduated History studies at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and played in a number of bands, including the "Hetero", who won the "EuroRock" competition in 2006. He later moved to Ireland, where he lived for one year, and began to write solo material. In 2012, Pojavis began to record his debut album in Massive Arts studio in Milan, Italy. The first single "Traukiniai" was later that year, ranking within the top twenty of the Lithuanian Singles Chart, and its music video was aired on national television. Following this success, Pojavis released his debut album "Aštuoni" to both commercial and critical acclaim in Lithuania.

Eurovision[edit]

Andrius represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Something." He collected 53 points in the first semi final, held on May 14, and placed ninth. In the final, he came twenty-second with 17 points. During a press conference held following the first semi final, Pojavis stated he would like to place eighth, a reference to his album, also titled Eighth.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Pojavis is currently spending time between Lithuania and Italy, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Donny Montell
with "Love Is Blind"
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2013
Succeeded by
Vilija Matačiūnaitė with "Attention"