Donny Montell

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Donny Montell
Birth name Donatas Montvydas
Also known as Donny Montell
Born (1987-10-22) October 22, 1987 (age 27)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Origin Lithuania
Genres Pop, Soul, R'n'B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2008–present
Website Official Facebook page

Donatas Montvydas (born October 22, 1987), better known by his stage name Donny Montell, is a Lithuanian singer-songwriter who represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, held in Baku, Azerbaijan.[1]

Early life[edit]

Donatas Montvydas was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. His mother was a gymnast and his father was a drummer of the famous hard rock group Plackartas.[2] Montvydas' older sister is a professional dancer. His interest in music began at a young age. He started performing publicly at age six when his vocal teacher let him to participate in the contest for young singers “Dainų dainelė” (“The song of the Songs”),[3] singing " Aš kiškelis mažas“ and he became a laureate.

Musical influences[edit]

As a child, Montvydas was highly influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson and rock band Queen and would often impersonate these artists from a young age. He also admires Freddie Mercury for his personality.[4] Montvydas also stated that his father is his biggest inspiration.[5]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Year National Final Song Results
Lithuanian National Final Eurovision Song Contest
2009 "Dainų daina" "Remember Last Time"
"Dainų daina" (with Rosita Čivilytė)
2010 National Final "Running Fast"
2011 National Final "Let Me"
"Best Friends" (with Sasha Son)
2012 National Final "Love Is Blind"[6] Won



  • Running Fast (Single; 2010)
  • Leisk Mylėt[7] (Single; 2010)
  • Let Me (Single; 2010)
  • Mano Vasara (Single; 2011)
  • Yes Or No (Single; 2011)
  • Love Is Blind (Single; 2012)
  • Norim dar (Single; 2012)


  • Donny Montell (2012)


External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Evelina Sašenko
with C'est ma vie
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Andrius Pojavis
with "Something"