Artist Profile: Lithuania 2019 – Jurij Veklenko

Lithuania 2019
Photo By: E. Blaževič/LRT

This year, Lithuania is represented by Jurij Veklenko. Jurij a.k.a. Jurijus was born on 6th of July 1990, in Klaipèda, Lithuania. He grew up in a musical family, so it doesn’t come as a surprise his involvement with music.

He has participated in a couple of music tv shows. In 2011 he participated in the second season of the Lithuanian edition of “Got Talent”, where he reached the final but didn’ win. In 2013 he also participated in the Lithuanian edition of The Voice. From all the tv shows he participated, he won only “We Are One Blood”.

He is familiar to the Eurovision world. He has participated two times in the contest as a backing vocalist, in 2013 and 2015 both times for Lithuania. He also sang the main vocals for an entry in the national final, in 2017.

In February, he won the national final with his entry “Run In The Lions”. The song is composed by Eric Lumiere, Ash Hicklin and Pele Loriano.

Lithuania performs 12th in the second semifinal.

What do you think about the song? Is it going to give the country its first win? Write your thoughts on the comment box below.

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