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Alika Milova

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Alika in the Alexela Concert Hall in 2022
Alika in the Alexela Concert Hall in 2022
Background information
Birth nameAlika Milova
Born (2002-09-05) 5 September 2002 (age 21)
Narva, Estonia
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2021–present
LabelsUniversal Music Group

Alika Milova[a] (born 5 September 2002), known mononymously as Alika, is an Estonian singer. She represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with the song "Bridges", finishing in eighth place with 168 points.

Musical career[edit]

Milova made her name by participating in various singing competitions and television programs in Estonia and abroad since childhood, including The Baltic Voice, New Wave Junior, Kaunas Talent, Bravo Song Contest and Berlin Perle. She rose to prominence in 2021 with her victory at the eighth edition of the Estonian talent show Eesti otsib superstaari, which earned her a record deal with Universal Music Group.[1]

On 1 November 2022, it was announced that she would participate in Eesti Laul 2023 with the song "Bridges".[2] She participated in Semi Final 2 and qualified for the final.[3] On 11 February 2023, Milova performed in the final, where televoting chose her as the winner among the 12 participants to become their national representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.[4]

At Liverpool, Alika performed in the first half of the second semi-final and placed 10th, qualifying for the final. In the grand final, Milova ultimately placed 8th with a score of 168 points.

On 14 August 2023, Alika announced on her Instagram account that her debut album would be released on 24 November.[5] This debut album, titled simply 'Alika', won Debut Album of the Year at the Estonian Music Awards 2024 (Eesti Muusikaauhinnad 2024) held on 1 February 2024.[6] At the same awards ceremony, Alika also won Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year with her Eurovision entry Bridges.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Milova was born into a Russian-speaking family in the Estonian border town of Narva.[7] Originally, most of her family is from Crimea, Ukraine. Family members that still lived there, moved to Kyiv after the Russian invasion and occupation of Crimea in 2014.[8] Milova's sister, Valeria Milova, is a professional dancer and has appeared on the Turkish and Irish versions of Dancing with the Stars.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Details


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album or EP

"Õnnenumber" 2021 Non-album single
"Bon appetit" 2022 Alika
"C'est la vie"
"Bridges" 20 17
"You" 2023
"Lihtsalt veab/Too Much"
"Õde ütles"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Russian: Алика Милова


  1. ^ Sommer-Kalda, Sirle (12 December 2021). "Eesti uueks superstaariks sai Narva tüdruk Alika Milova!" [Alika Milova, a girl from Narva, became Estonia's new superstar!]. Pohjarannik (in Estonian). Archived from the original on 25 January 2023. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  2. ^ Grace, Emily (1 November 2022). "Estonia: Eesti Laul 2023 First Semi-Final Participants Revealed". Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 2 December 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  3. ^ Grace, Emily (14 January 2023). "Estonia: Eesti Laul 2023 Semi-Final Two Results". Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 27 January 2023. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  4. ^ Waarden, Francisca van (11 February 2023). "Estonia: Alika to Eurovision 2023". Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 11 February 2023. Retrieved 11 February 2023.
  5. ^ "10 000 000 streams on Spotify!!!". Instagram. 14 August 2023.
  6. ^ a b "Eesti Muusikaauhinnad 2024 suurejoonelisel galal Unibet Arenal võidutses ülekaalukalt ALIKA, kes pärjati kokku viie tiitliga Aasta Artisti, Aasta Naisartisti, Aasta Albumi, Aasta Debüütalbumi ning Aasta Laulu kategoorias". Eesti Muusikaauhinnad. Archived from the original on 1 February 2024.
  7. ^ "Alika Milova to represent Estonia at Eurovision 2023". Estonian World. Archived from the original on 23 May 2023. Retrieved 10 May 2023.
  8. ^ "I'm not russian origin. My family in Ukraine from Simferopol "Bridges to Liverpool" Votvot original film". Facebook.
  9. ^ "Person: Valeria Milova". Irish Examiner. Archived from the original on 12 February 2023. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  10. ^ "2023 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 19 May 2023. Archived from the original on 19 May 2023. Retrieved 19 May 2023.
  11. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 19 May 2023. Retrieved 19 May 2023.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Eesti otsib superstaari winner
Succeeded by
Preceded by
with "Hope"
Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
5miinust and Puuluup with
"(Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi"