Donny Montell

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Donny Montell
ESC2016 - Lithuania Meet & Greet 06.jpg
Background information
Birth nameDonatas Montvydas
Also known asDonny Montell
Born (1987-10-22) 22 October 1987 (age 31)
Vilnius, Lithuania
GenresPop, Soul, R'n'B
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2008–present
WebsiteOfficial Facebook page

Donatas Montvydas (born 22 October 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] He did so for a second time in 2016, when he represented his country in Stockholm, Sweden.[2]

Early life[edit]

Donatas Montvydas was born in Vilnius. His mother was a gymnast and his father was a drummer of the hard rock group Plackartas.[3] 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 participate in the contest for young singers “Dainų dainelė” (“The song of the Songs”),[4] singing " Aš kiškelis mažas“ and he became a laureate. He's married as of 2013 and has a daughter and a son.

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.[5] Montvydas also stated that his father is by far his biggest inspiration.[6]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Year National Final Song Results
Lithuanian National Final Eurovision Song Contest
2009 Lietuvos Dainų Daina "From The Distance"
"Dainų daina" (with Rosita Čivilytė)
2010 Eurovizija 2010 "Running Fast"
2011 Eurovizija 2011 "Let Me"
"Best Friends" (with Sasha Son)
2012 Eurovizija atranka Lietuvoje "Love Is Blind"[7] Won
2016 "Eurovizijos" dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka "I've Been Waiting for This Night"[8] Won



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Šok su manimi Himself Contestant
1th place
2012 Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Himself Contestant
14th place
2013–present Lietuvos balsas Judge Seasons 2-6
2016 Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Himself Contestant
9th place
2019 Lietuvos balsas. Vaikai Judge Season 1


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Norim Dar


Title Details
Tik Tau Vienai


Title Year LTU SWE

"Running Fast" 2010 - - Donny Montell
"Leisk Mylėt" - -
"Let Me" - -
"Mano Vasara" 2011 - -
"Yes or No" - -
"Love Is Blind" 2012 - -
"Norim Dar" - - Tik Tau Vienai and Norim Dar
(featuring Echoes)
2015 - - #BLCK
"Viskas Bus Gerai" 3 -
"Kas būsim rytoj" 13 -
"Tai Mūsų Laikas" 2016 13 -
"Iš Proto Einu" 36 -
"Don't Touch Me" - -
"I've Been Waiting for This Night" 1 4
"Fly" 4 -
"Screw Me Up" 2017 2 - TBA
"Move Your Body" 15 -
"Nieko verta" (with SEL) 3 -
"Žiūrėk ką padarei" 2018 2 -


  1. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (3 March 2012). "Lithuania: Donny Montell with 'Love Is Blind'". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  2. ^ Leon, Jakov I. (12 March 2016). "It's Donny Montell for Lithuania!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Dainų dainelė The contest for young singers “Dainų dainelė” (“The song of the Songs”)
  5. ^ Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  6. ^ Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  7. ^ Donny Montell - Love Is Blind lyrics
  8. ^ "Įvertinkite Donato Montvydo "eurovizinę" dainą ir klipą "I've Been Waiting For This Night"". 15 min (in Lithuanian). 4 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.

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"
Preceded by
Monika Linkytė & Vaidas Baumila
with "This Time"
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Rain of Revolution"