VILNIUS, LITHUANIA – Donny Montell made it again to the Eurovision Song Contest. He won the Lithuanian – marathon – national selection over Erica Jennings.
LITHUANIAN FINAL RESULTS
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. 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 by far his biggest inspiration. (source: www.wikipedia.org)