Eurovision Song Contest -- Then and Now
Israel's song choice is controversial and I have not yet made up my mind about it, though when I do, I will probably feel strongly about it...
Our entry this year: "Push the Button" by Teapacks
When I first heard it, I gawked, "Oh my Gawwwd!" I was pretty taken aback. But then reading about the choice in some featured articles, I started to ponder my first reaction. Maybe this is a good, "stick it to yuh, Europeans" from Israeli citizens who are constantly being threatened and attacked by our neighbors, while Europe feeds the beast and tells us that we are the guilty ones.
To hear/see the song, and read the lyrics on YouTube, click HERE . For more detailed video in Hebrew, see: http://eurovil.iba.org.il/
One thing I would like to comment on, is that anyone who takes offence to Israel's song choice, and says it is not proper for the Eurovision contest, need only look at last year's entry that WON the contest from Finland. They were dressed like Monster - Viking - Klingons in heavy metal garb and ghoulish barbaric faces giving one of the most violent and gruesome impressions ever. Their fingernails alone could slice a human in half.
But they not only participated, they took away the award!
So go figure, what is taste these days? Perhaps it is better to forfeit the contest's number one spot and just get the message through, that their contest that feigns to promote peace and love, ignores any real truth to the matter. If we just bring that message to the millions of viewers, perhaps we will come out the real winners?