Simonna

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Simonna
Photo of Simonna's latest Photoshoot, June 2013.jpg
Background information
Birth name Simona Milinytė
Born (1995-12-12) December 12, 1995 (age 19)
Poland
Origin Poland
Genres Pop, rock
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005–present
Website www.simonna.tv

Simona Milinytė (born December 12, 1995),[1] also known as Simonna, is a Polish singer and actress.

Career[edit]

2007–11: Career Beginnings and 12[edit]

In 2007, in Kaunas City Song, Simonna won the first place with her song 'Sparnuotosios supynes'.

In 2008, Simonna participated in contest in Pompeii city (Italy). Also, later that year, Simonna participated in the contests, called 'Talent Kaunas – 2008' here she won the 2nd place, and 'Baltic Talents', which took place in Riga, Estonia, and Simonna was nominated for a diploma. Same year Simonna released her debut album, called 12.

In 2009, Simonna participated in the contests like, first republic children and youth vocal competition, called 'Nightingale’s Valley', where Simonna won the 2nd place, St. Petersburg’s contest 'The path to the stars – in 2009', in International talent competition 'Kaunas – 2009', where Simonna won the 1st place, and also in competition 'Baltic Transit' Simonna won 3rd place. Also, in 2008–09, Simonna was touring Lithuania with some singers from Lithuania in the Olialia Zuzi Fiesta Tour.

In 2010, in TV festival 'TV Start', which took place in Turkey, Simonna won Grand Prix in the vocal category and won 1st place in model category. Same year, in one of the most famous festival in the world 'San Remo' (Italy), Simonna became a finalist. Later that year, Simonna has successfully completed The New York Film Academy‘s 'Four Week Musical Film Workshop'.

In 2011, Simonna was invited to attend TwitChange. Simonna has acted in famous Lithuanian TV series 'Giminės. Po 20 metų' as a guest star.

2012: National Eurovision Song Contest in Lithuania and Simonna[edit]

Photoshoot's result in 2011

In 2012 Simonna applied to the national Eurovision Song Contest in Lithuania with her song One Of A Kind. She finished 3rd in semi-final and in the national final came 7th without reaching super-final. She is the youngest national Lithuania’s Eurovision Song Contest participant ever.

Simonna released her song, One Of A Kind as her single. The song was written by Bobby Ljunggren and William Butt. At first, this song was created for Eurovision Song Contest winner Carola Häggkvist, but when she refused to participate in Eurovision Song Contest one more time, the producers gave this song to Simonna. In early 2012, the music video for Simonna's single, One Of A Kind, was shot in Lithuania.

In March 2012, Simonna has signed with USA based management June Entertainment and manager John Ryan Jr.

At the end of 2013, Simonna released her second, self-titled album Simonna. The album consists of 15 songs that are were recorded in Lithuanian and English languages.

2013: New music[edit]

In May, 2013, Simonna tweeted on her official Twitter page new lyrics from her upcoming song.[2] As of June, 2013, Simonna is currently working on a new song with American rapper and songwriter King Kaseem, which is going to be featured on the song as well.[3] The new music is expected to be released sometime on July. On July 25, 2013, Simonna revealed that her new song is called The Mountain. In 2014, February 11th Simonna released her new single "My eyes On You". On 2014, February 20 Simonna has terminated her contract with June Entertainment. February 24th Biggest music channel MTV started to play Simonna's music videos [4] Simonna started to study in New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, CA in 2014 September.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
12
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Zuzi Muzika
  • Formats: CD
Simonna
  • Release date: 2013
  • Label: Zuzi Muzika
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2013 "Give" Simonna
2012 "One Of A Kind" Simonna
2013 "The Mountain" Non-album single

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Giminės. Po 20 Metų Unknown 1 episode; guest star

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMDB – Biography for Simonna". Retrieved 2011-10-19. Date of Birth 12 December 1995 Poland 
  2. ^ "Lyrics of Simonna's new song". July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "King Kaseem will be featured on Simonna's new song". July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.mtv.tv/music/artists/simonna/videos/one-of-a-kind-755623/

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