Eastern European Funk

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"Eastern European Funk"
Single by InCulto
Released 2010
Format Digital single, CD single
Recorded 2010
Genre Ska/Pop
Length 2:40
Lithuania "Eastern European Funk"
Eurovision Song Contest 2010 entry
Country Lithuania
Artist(s) InCulto
Language English
Composer(s) InCulto
Lyricist(s) InCulto, Jurgis Didžiulis
Finals performance
Semi-final result 12th
Semi-final points 44
Appearance chronology
◄ "Love" (2009)   
"C'est ma vie" (2011) ►

"Eastern European Funk" is a ska-styled song performed by InCulto which represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. The song was selected on 4 March from twelve songs.[1] It earned most points from both the jury and televoters.

The meaning of the song is basically compressed in these two sentences: "Yes Sir we are legal we are, though we are not as legal as you/No Sir we're not equal no, though we are both from the EU". The ska rhythm hides a protest at the Western World for neglecting its part in central Europe, the Baltic region of northern Europe, the Balkans in southern Europe, and Russia and Caucasus in Eastern Europe. They are often referred to in the media by the controversial term "Eastern Europe", Lithuania included.

The music video for the song was released on the 26th of March in 2010. It features Inculto around presumably Lithuania, entertaining the persons they encounter with their song, going into malls, town centers, markets, and front steps of houses. Eventually, they return back to the apartment they started in, including cameo appearances of past and future Eurovision singers, such as Arnoldas Lukošius from LT United back in 2006 and Evelina Sašenko, who would later represent Lithuania in 2011. Eventually, the video ends with a giant party with a lot of the persons in the video joining in to party.

The song placed 12 in the second semifinal, with 12 points from Ireland and 8 from Georgia, and did not advance to the final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Webb, Glen (4 March 2010). "East European Funk for Lithuania". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 

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