All the regulars turned up at the first semi-final press conference at Eurovision 2011: the contestants sweating ambition, the journalists asking stupid questions and the photographers taking pictures of folks obscured by microphones. Wiwi and Vebooboo sat through the madness so you wouldn’t have to. Here are the highlights.
Last year Lithuania stumbled out of Eurovision during the second semi-final, despite the pants-dropping theatrics of funk group InCulto (the group that railed against all y’all anti-immigrant groups in Western Europe). Hoping to improve on that disappointing result, the Baltic nation held its first semi-final on February 5, allowing three of 14 acts to move […]
Lithuanian funk band InCulto continue to jive to their own quirky beat. During their second rehearsal, the five-man group stripped out of their plaid pants, revealing glittery, skin-tight boxer shorts. Do sequins chafe? Anyway, it’s a fitting wardrobe change for this slightly kooky but totally lovable act. You can learn more about their song “Eastern […]
It reads like a farfetched screenplay. Born in Colombia, 23-year old Jurgis Didziulis journeys to Lithuania — his grandparents’ homeland — and takes refuge in the Vilnius club scene. He forms a band. He marries an Irish pop singer. He releases two albums and becomes a regular on MTV (in the Baltic Republics, anyway). In […]
“Eastern European Funk” Lyrics — InCulto (Eurovision 2010, Lithuania)
Over the past month, Wiwi’s readers have cast 12,585 votes in Wiwi’s poll to determine which artist Eurovision fans are listening to the most. After a strong start from Romania and Turkey during the first week of voting, the poll quickly turned into a battle between Lithuania’s Sasha Son and Azerbaijan’s Arash & Aysel. In […]
Wiwi is wetting himself with excitement. He just learned that Lithuania’s Sasha Son(g) will be performing in the U.K. next week. On June 26 Sasha headlines at London’s Aquarium Dance Club, and on June 27 he appears at the Pulse 8 Club in Peterborough. Peterborough is s a town 75 miles north of London with […]
Thursday, May 14 at midnight After three days and more than 3,500 votes, voters in Wiwi’s ongoing poll to determine who will be Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model have given Lithuania’s Sasha Son a commanding lead with 54% of the vote. Ladies (and gentlemen) have commented on Wiwi’s message board that they want Sasha, a […]