Vilija Matačiūnaitė

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Vilija Matačiūnaitė
Vilija Matačiūnaitė Eurovision 2014 Lithuania Winner Attention.jpg
Vilija singing her winning song Attention in Eurovision Lithuania Final. March 1, 2014
Background information
Born (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 (age 31)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Laikyk atstumą
Website vilija.lt
Vilija Matačiūnaitė presenting herself 2014.

Vilija Matačiūnaitė (born June 24, 1986) is a Lithuanian recording artist, actress and songwriter. She represented Lithuania in the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, with her song "Attention".

Career[edit]

She began her professional career in 2005, when she reached the finals in National Eurovision preselection and finished 7th. In 2005, she achieved wide recognition by participating in the first season of a successful local LNK television music competition franchise Kelias į žvaigždes, where she became the runner-up. In 2010, she finished 2nd on a dance show Kviečiu Šokti and she was third in the international singing competition Sea songs in Ukraine. In 2011, she was the runner-up in the international singing competition Golden voices in Moldova. She was crowned the winner of UK's' music competition Melange Factor in 2012.[1] In 2013, she won the local LRT television music competition for professional voices Auksinis balsas.[2] She also hosted music TV show Romeo ir Džiuljeta.[3] In 2014, she won the Lithuanian Eurovision national selection with her winning song "Attention".[4]

Eurovision 2014[edit]

Vilija represented Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, singing the song "Attention", which she wrote herself. She failed to make it past the second semi final, achieving 11th place.

She received Barbara Dex Award for the worst dressed artist in the 2014.[5]

Eurovision 2017[edit]

In 2017, she participated in the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "I See the Lights" but did not go through the first stage of the selection. [6]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Mano mylimas prieše (TV series) Miglė Main role. Also a performer of the theme song

References[edit]

Preceded by
Andrius Pojavis
with "Something"
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2014
Succeeded by
Monika Linkytė & Vaidas Baumila
with "This Time"
Preceded by
Serbia Moje 3
Barbara Dex Award Winner
2014
Succeeded by
Netherlands Trijntje Oosterhuis