Israel: Teapacks splitting up

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The band Teapacks that represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 has announced today that they are splitting up. The group has been active for twenty years, released a series of succesful albums and received several awards.

The group formed in 1988 in the southern town of Sderot and shot to fame in 1992 with their first album. Since then the group had seven albums, a long string of hits and had won the title ofIsaraeli band of the yeartwice, and in 2001 an award for the Song of the year. The group has a huge fan base and is one of the most popular Israeli bands of the last two decades.

In 2007 they were chosen internallyto represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. Inthe national final, they presented foursongs and Push the button was chosen to be performed in Helsinki. However, the song hardly received any airplay and was also no success in the competition: Teapacks finished 24th in the semi final with only 17 points, thus not reaching the final.

Many thanks to Zohar Rashit for his contribution.

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