Jurijus Veklenko

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Jurijus
ESC2019-Lithuania.jpg
Jurijus performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Background information
Born (1990-07-06) 6 July 1990 (age 29)
OriginKlaipėda, Lithuania
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present

Jurijus Veklenko (born 6 July 1990 in Klaipėda), also known as Jurij Veklenko or simply Jurijus, is a Lithuanian singer.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Veklenko previously performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 as one of the backing singers for Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila in their performance of "This Time"; along with the three other backing singers, Jurijus took part in a same-sex kiss as part of the final performance.

In 2017, Veklenko performed the main vocal for lip-sync drag-act Lolita Zero, in her Lithuanian national final entry "Get Frighten".[1]

Veklenko won the 2019 Lithuanian national final with the song "Run with the Lions", and represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.

Personal life[edit]

Veklenko works for a Major Engineering Firm mainly with IT and has said he enjoys the contrast with his musical career.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Mano Sapnuose

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2018 "Kartais" Mano Sapnuose
2019 "Run with the Lions"
"Skirtingi Pasauliai"
(with Inga Jankauskaitė)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lithuania: Broadcaster LRT reveals Lolita Zero lip-synced her Eurovizijos atranka performance". WiWi Bloggs. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Jurij Veklenko: Lithuania". Eurovision Song Contest. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ieva Zasimauskaitė
with "When We're Old"
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent