Saturday, May. 16, 2009

4. Israel Pushes the Button

Despite apparent references to Iran's nuclear program, the Israeli group Teapacks somehow managed to get its 2007 entry "Push The Button" past the Eurovision authorities, who deemed it "generally appropriate." While the song refers to a "demonic" ruler who is "gonna blow us up to ... kingdom come", Teapacks denied they were singing about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. "It does not refer to countries, continents, names of people and may, just like any other text, be subjectively interpreted in many different ways and angles," the band's statement read.

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