UPD : On camera: Teapacks talk about artistic diffences

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Kobi Oz began his second press conference complaining about discrimination. “Eurovision had a chance to disqualify us, and they didn't disqualify. But if they are going to take our message and …and … strangle it in bad shooting and sloppy directing, there is no way we are going to do it. Maybe we will disqualify it ourselves,” the lead singer of Teapacks said as he threatened to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest.

As reported earlier by esctoday.com, the camera work for the Israeli entry in the Eurovision song Contest is unusual. The band's three minute live performance is filmed in one long take by a single camera. The band has issued a strong complaint to the Eurovision Song Contest's producers about this choice.

The band also said that they gave many notes to the Eurovision Song Contest's producers after their first rehearsal in Helsinki, but they say no changes were made for the second rehearsal. The Israeli delegation are so outraged that they are threatening to disqualify themselves.

"We are not looking for trouble, just push the right buttons for us," Kobi Oz said.

Teapacks says that if the broadcast is designed to soften their message, they may whisper the entire song.

Speaking to esctoday.com after the press conference, they clarified further some issues and their thoughts.


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