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.
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.