Alika Milova (born September 5, 2002) is a Russian-Estonian singer from Narva who goes by the mononym Alika. She has been selected to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with her song "Bridges."
Alika has been involved in various singing competitions and television programs both in Estonia and internationally since she was a child, including “The Baltic Voice”, “New Wave Junior”, “Kaunas Talent”, “Bravo Song Contest”, and “Berlin Perle”. Her win at the eighth edition of the Estonian talent show “Eesti otsib superstaari” in 2021 led to a record deal with Universal Music Group, and she gained significant recognition.
In November 2022, it was announced that she would participate in Eesti Laul 2023 with "Bridges." She competed in Semi Final 2 and advanced to the final. Alika performed in the final and was chosen by televoting as the winner among the 12 participants, earning the right to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.
Writer(s): Alika Milova, Nina Sampermans & Wouter Hardy
Composer(s): Alika Milova & Wouter Hardy
The Estonian entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, "Bridges," was composed by Dutch musician Wouter Hardy, who already achieved ESC success in 2019 with "Arcade," performed by Duncan Laurence, and also helped Switzerland reach third place with "Tout l'univers" by Gjon's Tears. Given Hardy's track record, "Bridges" is already considered a strong contender for victory in Liverpool. The ballad touches on the theme of feeling lost and struggling in the world, but finding the inner strength and faith to persevere. With its catchy and charming melody, "Bridges" is sure to shine on the big stage.