Teapacks have been picking up some international attention over the past couple of weeks, as the Israeli participants' song Push the Button has unusually been gaining a lot of attention on UK local radio.
DJ Ed James of Midlands radio station Heart FM has been championing Teapacks' cause by playing the song on his breakfast show,and urging listeners to vote for it in the contest. Fellow presenter Sarah-Jane Mee has been joining in by stirring up support for Brian Harvey's Making Your Mind Up entry I Can, which is both presenters' tip for the top at next Saturday's national selection.
The attention is highly unusual given the typical lack of coverage for overseas entriesin the UK media leading up to the contest, although as yet, the topic has not been picked up en masse by national media despite some coverage of the controversy surrounding the song's lyrics. This is expected to change once the winner of Making Your Mind Up, this year containing several big names, is decided.