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Eurovision Second Semi Final

Lithuania's Eurovision 2010 Song: 'Eastern European Funk' by InCulto (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Adams

In "Eastern European Funk," look past the confetti and you'll find a tongue-and-cheek commentary on Western Europeans, and the fashionable belief that Europe stops at the German border.

Ukraine's Eurovision 2010 Song: 'Sweet People' by Alyosha (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Adams

Eurovision voters want fab, not drab. A song about nuclear fallout and deforestation does not a party make.

Turkey's Eurovision 2010 Song: 'We Could Be The Same' by maNga (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Adams

It's hard to identify anything Turkish about Turkey's Eurovision entry--and that's the point. The country isn't full of fanatics like scaremongers in Western Europe would have you think.

Romania's Eurovision 2010 Song: 'Playing With Fire' by Paula Seling and Ovi (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Adams

Paula Seling and Ovi portray lovers balancing fiery passion with a desire to harm one another. The result is a musical fondue. Everything is smothered in cheese, and it's absolutely delicious.

Azerbaijan's Eurovision 2010 Song: 'Drip Drop' by Safura Alizade (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Adams

"Drip Drop" builds on the common R&B theme of a woman done wrong by her man. Vocally, it's a convincing performance. As an added bonus, it contains just two English-as-a-second-language moments.