Interview: Monika Linkytė (Lithuania, Eurovision 2023) at “Israel Calling 2023”

ESCBEAT attended “Israel Calling 2023”.
As part of our participation, we have had the opportunity to interview several artists.

At this time, we have had the honor to speak to Monika Linkytė.
She won “Pabandom iš naujo 2023” with the song “Stay“, and therefore will represent Lithuania at Eurovison 2023

We discussed her journey to Eurovision 2023. She told us about the difference this time compared to Eurovision 2015.
In addition, Monika shared the meaning of her song and some of her staging plans for Liverpiool

About Monika Linkytė

Monika Linkytė is a 30 year-old Lithuanian singer.
Monika fell in love with music since she started piano lessons as a child.
In 2013, she participated in the 2nd season of “The Voice of Lithuania”, where she ended in 2nd place.
During the years 2010-2015, Monika tried her luck in participating in the Lithuanian selection for Eurovision. She reached the top 6 on each occasion.
In 2014, she represented Lithuania at the “New Wave” Contest, where she ended in 4th place.
In 2015, she won the national selection, as part of the duo with Vaidas Baumila.
They performed the song “This Time” and ended 18th in the final.
So far, the singer has released 2 successful albums in 2015 and 2018.
In 2023, she won “Pabandom iš naujo 2023“, defeating 29 other artists.

Lithuania will compete in the second half of semi-final 2 at Eurovision 2023.
Lithuania set to perform in 15th position after Albania and before Australia

Don’t forget to visit our full guide to Eurovision 2023: Our Eurovision 2023 homepage

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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