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|Birth name||Donatas Montvydas|
|Also known as||Donny Montell|
October 22, 1987 |
|Genres||Pop, Soul, R'n'B|
|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.
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. 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”), singing " Aš kiškelis mažas“ and he became a laureate.
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. Montvydas also stated that his father is his biggest inspiration.
Eurovision Song Contest
|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"||Won||
- Running Fast (Single; 2010)
- Leisk Mylėt (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)
- "Lithuania: Eurovizijos nacionalinė atranka 2012 | Eurovision Song Contest - Baku 2012". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
- http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dain%C5%B3_dainel%C4%97 The contest for young singers “Dainų dainelė” (“The song of the Songs”)
- http://www.balsas.lt/naujiena/206463/donatas-montvydas-esu-lietuvos-ir-savo-seimos-patriotas/3 Balsas.lt Retrieved 2008-07-27.
- http://www.lsveikata.lt/sveika-seima/veidai/28-veidai/1310-donatas-montvydas-tiksliai-inau-k-noriu-daryti.html Lsveikata.lt Retrieved 2010-03-05.
- http://4lyrics.eu/esc/2012/donny-montell-love-is-blind/ Donny Montell - Love Is Blind lyrics
- http://dainos.one.lt/en/lyrics/donatas-montvydas-leisk-mylet Donatas Montvydas - Leisk Mylet lyrics
|Awards and achievements|
with C'est ma vie
|Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest