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
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.