One month after returning from Malmö, Andrius Pojavis, the Lithuanian representative at Eurovision 2013, has released the music video for his song “Something”. Despite finishing in 22nd place in the Grand Final, Andrius (and his famous shoes…the ones he’s “wearing today”) was among the most talked about contestants this year. It’s debatable whether that was a good thing or bad a bad thing (or based on his frighteningly bushy eyebrows).

The efforts that went into staging this performance in Malmö were minimal: He turned up on stage in casual street wear. The same can now be said of the music video, which Andrius seems to have filmed in his apartment. With an iPhone.

http://youtu.be/xAI_HfUqikw

The only thing remotely impressive about this disappointing release is the finger painting skills Andrius demonstrates. He was clearly on a shoestring budget for this project as he has to mime his song wearing a blazer that doesn’t even fit! This makes me think the finger paint is actually bargain bin shoe polish.

This excuse for a music video certainly adheres to Andrius’ minimalism—or lack of money and effort. The video does little to convey the meaning of the lyrics. And we don’t even get to see the shoes he’s crooning about. Let’s just hope he has enough soap and turpentine to clean up all of that paint in his apartment!

Katie Wilson contributed this report from the U.K. Follow her on Twitter @KatieWillFly.

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Alex
Alex
8 years ago

Rolleyes. This video is perfectly fine, and rather charming. People are just looking for something to criticize around here.

This reminds me of the old ABBA music videos, actually. You should consider whether the throwback is intentional.

Roo
Roo
8 years ago

Film quality aside, how on earth did it take so long for a video to be made for this song in the first place? Andrius and Something were selected as the Lithuanian entry back in December, the contest was in May and now it is June.

Same goes for Emmelie de Forrest. It surely can’t take that long to make a film clip for your song and it would be beneficial to do so early on.

AlvaRito
AlvaRito
8 years ago

is the worst eurovision music video I’ve seen in my life !!!

Bogdan
8 years ago

I understand the concept of simple, home-made video (see Gotye, who perhaps Andrius thinks that he is emulating), but this is sloppy, beyond amateurish, and lazy video making, lacking the most basic elements of cinematography, lighting and so on. They managed to turn a good song into a mediocre one. I bet there are fan videos that are much better than this sorry attempt.

And no, it’s not one of those “It’s so bad it’s good” videos. It’s simply atrocious.

Nathalie
8 years ago

Less is more, wiwi bloggs. I know you’re used to circus from ESC acts. 🙂

SQFan
SQFan
8 years ago

Andrius should’ve just asked SVT for spare footage of him during the rehearsals to use as the official video.