Twelve finalists competed in the Lithuanian national selection final, all with the sole aim of representing Lithuania in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. These songs were the qualifiers from the three semi finals shows and also three songs which initially did not qualify, but were selected for a second chance by a jury earlier this week. In the end it was InCulto with their humorous Eastern European Funk to get their country's support.
They will thus have the honour to start the second Semi-Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, on the 27th of May. Before that, however, they'll also tour Europe. You can see them perform in:
- 29th of April: Copenhagen
- 30th April to 1st May: Riga, Latvia
- 3rd to 4th May: Bucharest, Romania
- 5th to 6th May: Sofia, Bulgaria
- 7th May: Belgrade, Serbia
- 8th May: Zagreb, Croatia
- 8th May: Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 11th to 12th May: Tallinn, Estonia
- 13th May: Kaunas, Lithuania
- 14th May: Klaipeda, Lithuania
- 15th May: Vilnius, Lithuania
Who are they?
It all started in 2003 – Jurgis Didžiulis, a Colombian-born musician, found himself immersed in club scene of Lithuania, homeland of his grandparents. He never looked back. Mixing Latin rhythms, funk energy and "don't give a damn“ attitude of punk, InCulto was destined to become an irresistible good fun recipe – full of vigour and with a touch of quirkiness.
Mainstream success was imminent. Seven years down the line, InCulto boasts two well-received albums, a number of Lithuanian music awards, more than 500 gigs not only in Lithuania, but also the USA, Great Britain, Poland ant other territories – ranging from intimate shows for 100 fans to entertaining thousands of punters during big open air performances.
In 2006, the band was nominated by MTV Europe for Best Baltic Act award. InCulto has become a household name in Lithuania. And Jurgis went even further, proving he's no one trick pony by inventing a successful electro-rock side project TWNKL and performing role of Judas at big scale Lithuanian arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar.