|Song||: Eastern European Funk|
"You've seen it all before, we've got no taste, we're all a bore“. It takes guts to enter the Eurovision Song Contest with an opening line like that. However, it doesn't take long to understand that we're dealing with tongue-in-cheek humour. You may accuse InCulto of many things but inducing boredom is not one of them.
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 U.S., 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.
In 2010, both Lithuanian jury and televoters came to unanimous decision – InCulto were selected to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest with Eastern European Funk. An infectious, somewhat humorous commentary on the differences of Eastern and Western Europe.