Teapacks championed on UK local radio

by Richard West-Soley 93 views

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.

Click here to visit the Heart FM site to learn more about the show featuring this unusual Eurovision twist!

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Richard West-Soley

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.